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KAPAL MOCHAN, an ancient pilgrimage centre of the Hindus, 20 kilometres from Jagadhri (30°10`N, 77°18`E), was visited by Guru Gobind Singh as he was returning from Paonta to Anandpur in 1688. He is said to have stopped at this place for 52 days. A small shrine commemorated the Guru`s visit until a new complex was raised after the partition of 1947, the main building having been completed in 1951. The Guru Gramh Sahib is seated in the main building in an octagonalshaped marblefloored room approached through a flattopped gateway. A separate enclosure contains rooms for pilgrims and the Guru ka Langar. An annual fair is held in Kartik, OctoberNovember, to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak. The Gurdwara is administered by a local committee through a manager appointed by the ShiromanT Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.
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