SANHER, 8 km southeast of Zīrā (30º-58'N, 74º-59'E), in Fīrozpur district, is sacred to Gurū Hargobind, who visited the village on his way from Amritsar to Ḍaraulī. The Gurdwārā Pātshāhī Chhevīṅ was in the control of Udāsī priests before it came under the administration of the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee. It has been reconstructed since. The Gurū Granth Sāhib is seated on a square platform at the north end of a large rectangular hall. Above the sanctum, there are two storeys of rooms with a narrow and tall dome on top. The dome has an ornamental gold pinnacle with a khaṇḍā as finial. The sarovar has a peculiar design. It is a small circular tank around a wide well, with steps leading down to the water level from the direction of the hall.


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Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)