DHILVAN KALAN, village 5 km southeast of Kot Kapura (30Â° 35`N, 74Â° 49`E) in Faridkot district of the Punjab, was the abode of Sodhi Kaul, shortened from Kaulnain, a descendant of Guru Arjan`s elder brother, Prithi Chand, and thus a collateral relation of Guru Gobind Singh. According to Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri” Gur Pratap Suraj Granth, Guru Gobind Singh, displeased at Chaudhari Kapura`s refusal to assist him in warding off the pursuing army from Sirhind, left Kot Kapura and came to Dhilvari Kalari, where Sodhi Kaul and his four sons received him with honour.
Here, at the suggestion of Sodhi Kaul, the Guru discarded the blue attire he had put on at Machhivara as a disguise. Gurdwara Godavarisar, marking the site where Guru Gobind Singh had put up, is situated on a low mound about 250 metres northwest of the village. It is a small domed room where the Guru Granth Sahib is seated. Besides the daily services, special divans take place on the first of each Bikrami month. Baisakhi is the major annual festival.
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