BHAINI BAGHA, an old village 10 km north of the district town of Mansa (29Â° 59`N, 75Â° 23`E) in the Punjab, has a historical shrine, Gurdwara Rakabsar Patshahi Nauvlri. It is said that as Guru Tegh Bahadur was proceeding from Khiala towards Dikkh, a strap of the saddle stirrup, rakabin Punjabi, broke. He stopped to get the stirrup mended by the village cobbler. A memorial in the shape of a platform was raised to mark the spot where the Guru had alighted and sat. Later, a room was built by the side of the platform and the Guru Granth Sahib installed in it.
The present building, constructed in the 1970`s, replaced both. Standing in a corner of a 2acre enclosure, it comprises a domed sanctum inside a square hall. The Gurdwara owns seven acres of land. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has acquired the legal right to administer it, but the village sangat (Sikh community) continues to manage it through a fivemember committee.
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