DAL SIṄGĀR, lit. ornament or embellishment (siṅgār) of the army (dal), was the name of one of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's war-horses. According to Bhāī Santokh Siṅgh, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth, one Kapūrā Jaṭṭ, "master of several villages in the jungle, " (the reference probably is to Chaudharī Kapūrā Bairāṛ of Koṭ Kapūrā, founder of the Farīdkoṭ family), had purchased this horse for Rs 1, 100 and sent it to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh as a present. The Gurū assigned it to his personal stables and named it Dal Siṅgār.


  1. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1926-37
  2. Kāhn Siṅgh, Bhāī, Gurushabad Ratnākar Mahān Kosh. [Reprint] Patiala, 1981

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)