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KHARA, village 7 km northwest of Tarn Taran (31°27`N, 74"56`E) along the AmriisarTarn Taran road, has two historical Gurudwaras dedicated to Guru Arjan (15631606), who sojourned here while the sarovar at Tarn Taran was being dug. GURDWARA MANJl SAHIB located inside the village marks the house where Guru Arjan used to stay. The shrine, a marblefloored hall with the sanctum at the far end, was constructed in 1925. Above the sanctum where the Guru Granth Sahib is seated on a canopied marble throne arc two storeys of square rooms with a pinnacled dome on top. Near the southeastern corner of the building is an old well said to have been dug during the Guru`s stay in the village. A basement room, circular in shape and about 3 metres across with a supporting column in the centre of it, is said to be the spot where the Guru had sat in meditation. GURDWARA DUKHNIVARAN SAHIB, about 200 metres south of the village, is an octagonal room with a brickpaved terrace in front of it. To the east of it is the 15metre square sarovar, originally a pond converted into a bathing tank during the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. There is another small sarovar, octagonal in shape, near the entrance gale. Both these Gurdwaras are affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. Gn.S.
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