KAPĀL MOCHAN, an ancient pilgrimage centre of the Hindus, 20 kilometres from Jagādhrī (30º-10'N, 77º-18'E), was visited by Gurū Gobind Siṅgh as he was returning from Pāoṇṭā to Anandpur in 1688. He is said to have stopped at this place for 52 days. A small shrine commemorated the Gurū's visit until a new complex was raised after the partition of 1947, the main building having been completed in 1951. The Gurū Granth Sāhib is seated in the main building in an octagonal-shaped marble-floored room approached through a flat-topped gateway. A separate enclosure contains rooms for pilgrims and the Gurū kā Laṅgar. An annual fair is held in Kārtik, October-November, to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Gurū Nānak. The Gurdwārā is administered by a local committee through a manager appointed by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee.
Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)