CUTTACK (20º- 30'N, 85º- 50'E), one of the principal towns of Oṛīssā, was visited by Gurū Nānak during his travels across the country. The local chief Rājā Pratāp Rudra Dev and many of his subjects received instruction at the hands of the Gurū. A commemorative shrine established later by Udāsī priests still exists near Kishtī Ghāṭ on the bank of the Mahānadī River.

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)