KAIRON (31°19`N, 74°52`E), village in Amritsar district of the Punjab, has a historical shrine, Gurdwara Jhar Sahib, sacred to Guru Arjan (1563-1606). Located half a kilometre west of the village, it marks the site where the Guru, during one of his journeys through the Majha country, stayed for a short time. The karir tree {Capparis aphylla) to which, according to local tradition, the Guru`s horse was tethered was still standing until 1976 when it got uprooted in the construction work undertaken to renovate the building originally raised in 1925.

The present building is a marblefloored hall, with the sanctum in the middle and a verandah all around. North of the hall is a small octagonal sarovar. The Gurdwara is maintained by the local sangai or Sikh community. Baba Bir Singh having refused to surrender the Princes and the Sardar, Hira Singh ordered a military attack on the dera. Gn.S.

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