PUR HĪRĀṄ, village 5 km south of Hoshiārpur town (31º-32'N,75º-55'E) along Hoshiārpur-Phagwāṛā road, has a historical shrine,Gurdwārā Zāhirā Zahūr, dedicated to Gurū Hargobind who, according to local tradition, came here from Bodal near Dasūyā on his way to Kīratpur. The Gurdwārā marks the spot where the Gurū encamped on the right bank of a cho or seasonal stream. The newly constructed complex comprises a hall, with a square sanctum in the centre. Adjacent to it is the dīvān hall. The Gurdwārā is administered by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee through a local committee. Besides the daily services, all important Sikh anniversaries, especially the birthday of Gurū Hargobind, are observed and a largely-attended fair is held on the occasion of Basant Pañchamī, in the month of February.


    Kāhn Siṅgh, Gurushabad Ratanākar Mahān Kosh. Patiala, 1981

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)