KALAUṚ, 9 km east of Bassī Paṭhanāṅ (30º-42'N, 76º25'E) in Fatehgaṛh Sāhib district, claims a historical shrine dedicated to Gurū Tegh Bahādur. A raised platform, was constructed on the top of the ruined mound in the village to commemorate the visit of Gurū Tegh Bahādur who made a brief halt here on his way from Kīratpur into the plains of the Mālvā. This was later replaced by a Mañjī Sāhib. The present building was constructed only in 1968. It consists of a rectangular hall, with a verandah on two sides. The Gurū kā Laṅgar is close by and a row of rooms for the pilgrims at the foot of the mound. A local committee administers the Gurdwārā.

         Kalauṛ is also important now as the birth place of Giānī Ditt Siṅgh, one of the pioneers of the Siṅgh Sabhā movement. A library to honour his memory was set up in the village in 1976.


    Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduārīāṅ. Amritsar, n.d.

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)