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HARIPURA, an old village 15 km west of Abohar (30°8`N, 74°12`E) in Firozpur district of the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh. A deep pool of water to the north of the village was an ancient place of pilgrimage known as Bad Tirath. Guru Nanak had visited it during his travels in the region. So did Guru Gobind Singh in 1706 soon after the battle of Muktsar. Gurdwara Charan Pak Patshahi I on the bank of the Bad Tirath was established in 1876. The present building was constructed in FebruaryMarch 1947 when the pool was also lined. The Guru Granth Sahib is scaled on a platform at the far end of a flatroofed rectangular hall. The Gurdwara is affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. There arc very few Sikh families in Haripura itself, but Sikh and nonSikh devotees from the surrounding villages gather on every new moon to have a dip in the sacred pool and hold a divan. Larger gatherings take place on the newmoon day in Phagun (JanuaryFebruary) and on the fullmoon day of Kattak to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
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