DUMELI, village 18 km north of Phagwara (31Â° 14`N. 75Â° 46`E) in the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Hargobind who, according to local tradition, visited here on 11 Chet 1695 Bk / 9 March 1638. The shrine raised in his honour is named Gurdwara Thamm Sahib Patshahi VI after a wooden column (thamm, in Punjabi), which, preserved as a sacred relic, is believed to have been installed by the Guru himself. The Gurdwara, entered through a small gateway opening on a narrow lane inside the village, is a hall with a high, vaulted ceiling.
The sanctum, a raised platform in the middle of the room, has the Thamm Sahib draped in cloth in the centre with the Guru Granth Sahib seated on a palaki (palanquin). The Gurdwara is managed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee through a local committee. The major annual celebration is the birthday of Guru Hargobind.
1. Tara Singh, Sri Gur Tirath Sangrahi. Amritsar, n.d.
2. Thakar Singh, Giani, Sn Gurduare Darshan. Amritsar, 1923