SUḌHAIL, one of the two villages in Ambālā district of Haryāṇā about 400 metres apart from each other, but popularly called by the joint name of Suḍhal-Suḍhail, situated 7 km west of Jagādhrī (30º-7'N, 77º-17'E), claims a historical gurdwārā. It is called Gurdwārā Māñjī Sāhib Pātshāhī Nāumi. Sikh chronicles record that Gurū Tegh Bahādur visited Suḍhail in the course of his travels in this area. According to local tradition, a platform existed in the village commemorating the visit. A shrine, if ever built, was abandoned, for, according to Paṇḍit Tārā Siṅgh Narotam's book, Srī Gurū Tīrath Saṅgrahi, no trace of a Sikh gurdwārā existed in the village. Giānī Ṭhākur Siṅgh, in his book Srī Gurduāre Darshan, alludes to the existence of a ruined mound. The construction of a gurdwārā was commenced in 1969 on this mound. The two-storeyed domed building, being on an elevated ground, is a prominent landmark visible for miles around. The shrine is managed by a committee of the local saṅgat.


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  2. Giān Siṅgh Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ. Amritsar, n.d
  3. Faujā Siṅgh, Gurū Teg Bahādur: Yātrā, Asthān, Paramparāvāṅ te Yād Chinh. Patiala, 1976
  4. Ṭhākar Siṅgh, Giānī, Gurduāre Darshan. Amritsar, 1923

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