MAISAR KHANAMAISAR KHANA, an old village 10 km west of Maur Kalan (30Â°4\’N, 75Â°14\’E) in the Bathinda district of the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Tegh Bahadur, who, during his travels in these parts, made a brief halt here by the side of a small pool, called Maisar. To mark the spot where the Guru had alighted from his horse, Sikhs raised a platform over which a Gurdwara was later constructed. The present Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Nauvin, built in the 1970\’s still preserves the old platform in the basement. Over it stands the sanctum within a square hall, with a verandah on three sides.
The building is topped by a pinnacled lotus dome. The old pool is still there. It was subsequently called Tittarsar in the belief that the Guru had granted liberation to a tittar, partridge, here. But now a separate Gurdwara Tittarsar has come up 2 km to the southeast of the village. It is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh. Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Nauvin, as the shrine inside the village is called, owns 12 acres of land and is administered by a local committee under the auspices of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.
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