Talvara, locally known as RampurTalvara because of its close proximity to a Village called Rampur, lies near Sri Hargobindpur (31041`N, 75029`E) in Gurdaspur district of the Punjab. It claims a historical shrine, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, dedicated to Guru Hargobind, who is said to have preached here after the batttle of Ruhela, as Sri Hargobindpur was then called. The Gurdwara has a domed sanctum, octagonal in shape, in the middle of a walled compound entered through a two storeyed gateway, with residential suites on either side. A rectangular hall was constructed near the sanctum in 1928. The Guru Granth Sahib is seated in this hall too. A 60metre square .Sarovar is close to the Gurdwara compound, to the east of it. Tlie Gurdwara is affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, but is presently administered by Nihahg Singhs. Annual fairs are held to celebrate Hola Mohalla and Baisakhi.
Gurdwara Sri Damdama Sahib Rampur Talwara is dedicated to Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji who came here after the Battle of Hargobindpur.
The Battle of Hargobindpur was a 1629 campaign by the mughal empire against the growing influence of the Sikhs.
After winning the battle, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji came here and held a diwan for the Sikh sangat.
A rectangular hall was constructed near the sanctum in 1928. The Guru Granth Sahib is seated in this hall too.
The Gurdwara is affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, but is presently administered by Nihang Singhs. Annual fairs are held to celebrate Hola Mohalla and Vaisakhi.
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