KAPŪRGAṚH, village 16 km from Amloh (30º-36'N, 76º-14'E), in Fatehgaṛh Sāhib district, has a shrine called Gurdwārā Ḍerā Bābā Natthā Siṅgh. Bābā Natthā Siṅgh (or Nāthā Siṅgh) after whom the Gurdwārā is named, was a Nihaṅg Jathedār during the early nineteenth century, highly respected by the rulers of Paṭiālā and Nābhā. His, ḍerā or dwelling place, built in the form of a fortress on top of a mound, is now in a dilapidated condition. The Gurdwārā, about 25 metres away from the ḍerā, was built later. The ḍerā as well as the Gurdwārā is now in the possession of the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee who have appointed a manager-cum-granthī to look after it.

         In the Gurdwārā are preserved old articles, such as weapons, musical instruments and garments. Among them is a three-foot-long sword which is said to have once been Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's. The Gurū's name is inscribed on it in Gurmukhī characters, with a vowel omitted and a consonant in Devanāgrī. Transliterated, it would read : "Gu Goband Siṅgh Sāhib".


    Visākhā Siṅgh, Sant, Mālvā Itihās, 3 vols. Kishanpura, 1954

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)