Bhaini Sahib or
For the first time the annual function was held by Sri Satguru Partap Singh Ji on ‘Nirjala Ekadashi’ at Bhaini Sahib in 1906 A.D. in the memory of Sri Satguru Hari Singh. After some time the date of this annual function was changed by Sri Satguru Partap Singh to Bhadra (1st fortnight) or September. From 24-26 Bhadra (September) a big mela is held there every year. The Guru blesses the followers and congregational marriages of Namdharis in a simple way without much expense are solemnised on the occasion. Some of the disciples have raise pucca structures at the site of the mela at their own expense. Once a year a gathering of Namdhari Youth studying in colleges is also held there. At the meeting they are exhorted not to forget their distinguishing characteristics and traditions.
The following places at
Thara – Harimander (raised platform) is a place where Sri Satguru Ram Singh is said to have prayed and performed religious ceremonies. In the morning Asa Di War is sung there. In the evening a lamp filled with ghee is lighted and one hour Nam Simran and kirtan are performed there.
Loh (a big round iron pan) - designed and made by Sri Satguru Ram Singh is used for preparing Chapaties. However, only such persons as do not drink tap water are allowed to see it at close quarters. Others are allowed to look at it from a distance. The pan is used ordinarily as also at the time of a ‘mela’ along with other pans. During ‘melas’ a few prashadas (chapatis) are prepared on this pan, and, then these are mixed with those, which are prepared on the other pans.
Ram Sar (Sarowar) – this tank was dug under the orders of Sri Satguru Hari Singh. It is believed that those who bathe in it, get rid of their bodily ailments. The water is also considered beneficial for children suffering from rickets and may be served with spoons. It is proposed to make the enclosure of the sarowar pucca. For the present only the stairs leading to the water have been constructed with burnt bricks.
Diwan-wala Makan or Mandir – Free langar has been organized at the place from 1849 A. D. and is being run uninterruptedly. It is open to all irrespective of caste and creed for 24 hours.
Akalbunga – Situated outside the village is the place where Sri Satguru Ram Singh used to perform his worship alone. The well situated near this place has also got great importance for the Namdhari Sikhs. The martyrs of Malerkotla, were said to a have been seen off here by Sri Satguru Ram Singh.
Gaddi Sahib – This chubara (upper storey) is the place where Sri Satguru Hari Singh used to perform diwans, etc.
Havankund – Sri Satguru Partap Singh is said to have performed, 1,25,000 recitations of Chandi Di War to check the opening of a slaughterhouse in
Place of Prayer connected with Guru Pratap Singh – This small Thara (pucca Platform) was constructed by Sri Satguru Partap Singh and he used to perform his jap proyog (to sit for prayers after bathing a little after the and continue upto about 1 ˝ hours before dawn) every year during the monsoon. He used to conclude it at the Bhadra mela.
Warni - A continuous prayer (for 24 hours) is being performed here. Sri Satguru Partap Singh started it in 1934 A. D.. A ghee lamp is burnt continuously and the Dhoop is put on the burning coal. The man on prayer duty is changed after two hours.
Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh started the other warni in 1959-60 in the Kothi (the residential place of Sri Satguru Partap Singh) situated in the garden. This is being continued in the same manner.
All buildings connected with the religious order, as mark simplicity, have thatched roofs. Another special feature of Bhaini Sahib is that there is no hand-pump or tap in the whole village and residents drink water drawn from the wells. This is perhaps due to the great respect for cow and the feeling that the leather washer used in the tap might be made of the hide of the cow.The present head of the Namdharis, Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh, lives at Bhaini Sahib.