TAHLA SAHIB, GURDWARA
TAHLA SAHIB, GURDWARA, sacred to both Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh, is in the revenue limits of Rajgarh Kubbe, a village 5 km southeast of Maur Kalan (30″4 N, 75″14E), in Bathinda district of the Punjab. Lying 2.5 km to the west of the village, there used to be, in the time of the Gurus, only a copse of tahll trees (Albergia sissoo) and a pool of water where Guru Tegh Bahadur often came from Maur Kalan while out for his afternoon ride.Guru Gobind Singh visited the place once from Talvandi Sabo during chase.
The memorials raised in honour of the Gurus were later enclosed in what came to be known as Gurdwara Tahia Sahib, 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 Gurdwara is called Mahji Sahib in which a few old weapons are on display. The Gurdwara is managed by the local sangat.
1. Fauja Singh, Guru Teg Bahadur : Yatra Asthan, Paramparavan te Yad Chinh. Patiala, 1976
2. Kahn Singh, Gurushabad Ratanakar Mahan Kosh [Reprint]. Patiala, 1981