MANSURPUR, now commonly called Chhintanvala because of its once famous chintz printing industry, is a historical old village, 14 km west of Nabha (30Â°22`N, 76Â°9`E) in Patiala district. Guru Nanak once visited the place and put up with a follower, Chandan Das, a Jara Khatri. A shrine was later established in the room on the first floor (chaubara) where the Guru had stayed. Although the building later collapsed, the shrine continued to be called and is still known as Gurdwara Chaubara Sahib.
It is situated in a halfacre compound still called Jarianvali Havcli, or the mansion of the Jaras. The Gurdwara has been reconstructed in recent decades but the old compound walls and a number of rooms along it still stand. Only the ground floor of the central building has been completed. It is a 16metre square hall with a 6metre square sanctum in the middle. It is managed by a village committee.
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