BARHE, village 6 km southwest of Budhlada Mandi (29Â° 55`N, 75Â° 33`E) in Bathinda district of the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Tegh Bahadur, who, according to the Sakhi Pothi, spent a rainy season here, while travelling through the Malva country. Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib commemorating the visit is on the northwestern outskirts of the village, near a big pond a part of which has been converted into a sarovar. An extensive complex has developed around the old Manji Sahib, a domed room with a square platform within it, near an old van tree.
The Guru Granth Sahib is seated in a separate hall. There is a separate larger pavilion for holding special congregations on festival days. An annual fair is held on Nimani Ekadashi or Nirjala Ekadashi falling on the llth of the brighter half of the lunar month ofJeth (May-June). The Gurdwara owns 65 acres of land and is administered by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Commit tee through a manager who is assisted by a local committee.
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