JAṆḌ SĀHIB, GURDWĀRĀ, dedicated to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, is situated within the revenue limits of Vīrevālā Kalāṅ village, 25 km west of Farīdkoṭ (30º-40'N, 74º-45'E) in the Punjab. This is believed to be the place where, according to Mālvā Desh Raṭan dī Sākhī Pothī, Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, during his travels through the Mālvā country, rested awhile in the forest under a ber tree. The name Jaṇḍ Sāhib was given it later, probably because of the abundance of jaṇḍ trees (Prosopis spicigera) in the forest. The present building was constructed during the 1970's through kār-sevā or voluntary service by followers of Sant Gurmukh Siṅgh. Located in a walled compound entered through a magnificent gateway, the sanctum is in the middle of a square, marble-floored hall. Above it is a lotus dome lined with white glazed tiles, and in the rear a pavilion used as a dīvān hall for bigger gatherings, usually on new-moon days. Gurū kā Laṅgar is in a separate, but adjacent, compound.


  1. Mālvā Desh Raṭan dī Sākhī Pothī. Amritsar, 1968
  2. Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Gur Tīrath Saṅgrahi. Amritsar, n.d.

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)