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KANJHLA, village 18 km from Sarigrur (30"14`N, 75°50`E) in the Punjab, has a common gurudwara, called Jhira Sahib, honouring the memory of Guru Nanak, Guru Hargobind and Guru Tegh Bahadur, all of whom are believed to have visited the site successively. GurdwaraJhira Sahib stands where there used to be a large copse (Jhird, in Punjabi) about 200 metres west of the village and where the Gurus had their camps. The foundation of the present building was laid on 18 April 1912 bySantAtar Singh whose disciple, Sant Bishan Singh, completed it in 193637. The sanctum, within a modest sized hall, has marble floor and a canopied seat, also of marble, for the Guru Granth Sahib, with a large dome above. Across a brick paved compound from the hall is a row of rooms for the staff. The sarovars at the back of the hall. A separate spacious compound contains the Guru ka Larigar and rooms for pilgrims. The Gurdwara owns 35 acres of land and is managed by the Shiromam Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee through a local committee. Special religious gatherings mark the death anniversaries of Sant Atar Singh and Sant Bishan Singh in February and August respectively.
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