KHĀLṚĀ, village 27 km northwest of the tahsīl township of Paṭṭī (31º-17'N, 74º-52'E) in Amritsar district of the Punjab, is sacred to Gurū Nānak (1469-1539), who passed through here during his travels in these parts. The old shrine commemorating the visit was destroyed during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965. A new building comprising an assembly hall, with the sanctum at its far end and a brick-lined terrace in the front, was raised by the local saṅgat in 1980. The Gurdwārā is managed by a local committee under the auspices of the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee.


  1. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ. Amritsar, n.d.
  2. Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Gurū Tīrath Saṅgrahi. Kankhal, 1975

Gurnek Siṅgh