CHUHARVAL, village 11 km west of Chamkaur Sahib (30Â° 53`N, 76Â° 25`E), has a gurdwara called Jhar Sahib, dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh, who quitting Chamkaur on the night of 7 December 1705, reached this spot. In a cluster of thorny bushes (Jhar) here, he relaxed for awhile before resuming his journey further west. A shrine was later established to mark the site. A land grant of 75 bighas, made to it by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, has been continued by successive governments.
The old building has, however, been replaced by a new complex constructed during the fifties of the present century, under the supervision of Sant Piara Singh. The central three storeyed building is on a raised plinth and has a square hall on the ground floor, with the sanctum in the centre. The roof is decorated with domed pavilions at corners and at midpoints of the walls. There are halls on the first and second floors as well.
The domes at different levels have ornamental gilded pinnacles. Further to the west is a small sarovar, i.e. holy tank. A row of rooms to the north houses the Khalsa girls college. Another component of the complex is a hall raised on the spot where Sant Piara Singh, who died on 7 August 1965, was cremated. Gurdwara Jhar Sahib is controlled by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee through a managing committee functioning at Machhivara.
1. Tara Singh, Sri Gur TirathSangrahi. Amritsar, n.d.
2. Thakar Singh, Giani, Sri Gurduare Darshan. Amritsar, 1928