MALLAṆ, village 15 km southwest of Jaito (30º-26'N, 74º-53'E) in Farīdkoṭ district of the Punjab, claims a historical shrine, Gurdwārā Rāmsar Pātshāhī X, one km north of the village where Gurū Gobind Siṅgh is said to have stopped for a short while travelling towards Khidrānā, now Muktsar, in December 1705. The Gurdwārā, a flat-roofed hall inside a walled compound entered through a steel gate, is maintained by the village saṅgat.

        Mallaṇ rose to prominence during the Akālī agitation at Jaito, 1923-25. The Sikh bands comprising 25 volunteers each which set out daily from Muktsar, resolved to reach Gurdwārā Gaṅgsar at Jaito to resume the akhaṇḍ pāth or continuous recitation of the Gurū Granth Sāhib interrupted by Nābhā state authorities, made an overnight halt in this village.


  1. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurū Khālsā [Reprint]. Patiala, 1970
  2. Kāhn Siṅgh, Bhāī, Gurushabad Ratnākar Mahān Kosh [Reprint]. Patiala, 1981

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)