Part of Shahpur district in pre-partition Punjab, Mandi Bahauddin had a sizable Hindu and Sikh majority.
Erum G. Sajid
Prior partition, city of Mandi Bahauddin was populated by the Sikh and Hindu Communities mostly, there were a few Muslim families residing here in the main city as is obvious from the birth record of 1945-47 of the town committee (Birth Registers, 1945-47). However, the city was found empty by the incoming Muslim migrants from India (Personal communication, February 05, 2014).
A several sacred buildings of these communities as the Sikh Gurdwaras in Gurrah Mohallah in the city proper and in Mangat and Makhnawali villages of Mandi Bahauddin are the places which are worth seeing and mysterious for the local people. Particularly, Bhai Banna ka Gurdwara in Mangat is still intact with the charming and exciting engraving and writings in Gormukhi on its walls and roofs, manifesting astonishing aesthetic sense of its builders.