ṬĀHLĀ SĀHIB, GURDWĀRĀ, sacred to both Gurū Tegh Bahādur and Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, is in the revenue limits of Rājgaṛh Kubbe, a village 5 km southeast of Mauṛ Kalāṅ (30º-4'N, 75º-14'E), in Baṭhiṇḍā district of the Punjab. Lying 2.5 km to the west of the village, there used to be, in the time of the Gurūs, only a copse of ṭāhlī trees (Albergia sissoo) and a pool of water where Gurū Tegh Bahādur often came from Mauṛ Kalāṅ while out for his afternoon ride. Gurū Gobind Siṅgh visited the place once from Talvaṇḍī Sābo during chase. The memorials raised in honour of the Gurūs were later enclosed in what came to be known as Gurdwārā Ṭāhlā Sāhib, which also lends its name to the small habitation which has since grown beside it. The square domed room in the middle of the brickpaved walled compound of the Gurdwārā is called Mañjī Sāhib in which a few old weapons are on display. The Gurdwārā is managed by the local saṅgat.


  1. Faujā Siṅgh, Gurū Teg Bahādur : Yātrā Asthān, Paramparāvāṅ te Yad Chinh. Patiala, 1976
  2. Kāhn Siṅgh Gurushabad Ratanākar Mahān Kosh [Reprint]. Patiala, 1981

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)