LOPOṄ, village 25 km southeast of Mogā (30º-48'N, 75º-10'E) in Farīdkoṭ district, was visited by Gurū Hargobind during one of his tours in these parts.Gurdwārā Gurū Sar on the southern outskirts of the village commemorates the event. Constructed by Giānī Indar Siṅgh of Bhiṇḍrāṅ in 1960, the present building is a spacious rectangular hall, at the far end of which is the domed sanctum. The Gurdwārā is managed by a manager-cum-granthī appointed by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee and assisted by a committee of the local saṅgat. Devotees assemble in large numbers on amāvasyā (the last day of the dark half of the month) to offer obeisance at the Gurdwārā and to have a dip in the sarovar. An annual fair is held from 1 to 3 August, now corresponding to 17 to 19 Sāvan, to celebrate the anniversary of Gurū Hargobind's visit to Lopoṅ.


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

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)