SAUṄṬĪ, an old village 2-km northeast of Amloh (30º-36'N, 76º-14'E), in Fatehgaṛh Sāhib district, claims a historical shrine called Gurdwārā Srī Gurū Hargobind Sāhib. It is situated in the open fields over a kilometre to the east of the village and is approached through a cart track going to Jalālpur village. It marks the site where, during a hunting excursion, a dog belonging to Gurū Hargobind killed a wild boar and itself died of wounds sustained during the fight with the beast.

        The Gurdwārā is a Mañjī Sāhib of old construction, 7-metre square with a verandah in front. On a platform inside are displayed some swords and chakras. The Gurū Granth Sāhib is seated in the verandah and is attended by a farmer who cultivates the adjoining land. Being in an out-of-the-way and isolated place, the shrine has hardly any visitors during the year.


  1. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ. Amritsar, n.d.
  2. Narotam, Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Guru Tīrath Saṅgrahi. Kankhal, 1975
  3. Ṭhākar Siṅgh, Giānī, Srī Gurduāre Darshan. Amritsar, 1923

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)