LAMBE, a village 6 km from Chaṇḍīgarh (30º-44'N, 76º-47'E) has a shrine called Gurdwārā Amb Sāhib Jī Pātshāhī 7. The Gurdwārā commemorates the visit of Gurū Har Rāi who came and stayed here in a mango grove belonging to a devotee, Bhāī Kakṛū. A tree believed to be the one under which the Gurū sat is still known as Gurū kā Amb (Mango) or Kakṛū kā Amb.

         The present gurdwārā was raised in 1960 by Sant Īshar Siṅgh in whose memory, too, there is a gurdwārā just outside the village. The main gurdwārā is a double-storeyed domed structure within an enclosed compound. The hall on the ground floor has the prakāsh asthān in the centre. There are separate rooms for Gurū kā Laṅgar. Another large building near by which belongs to the gurdwārā is the local Khālsā high school.

         The gurdwārā is administered by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee through a local committee. An annual fair is held during January-February to celebrate the birth anniversary of Gurū Har Rāi.


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

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)