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MANI SINGH, BHAI (d. 1737), scholar and martyr, came, according to Kesar Singh Chhibbar, his contemporary, of a Kamboj family, and according to some later chroniclers, following Giani Gian Singh, Panth Prakash, of a DullatJatt family of Kamboval village (now extinct), near Sunam (30°7`N, 75"48`E), in Sarigrur district of the...
KESARI CHAND, Raja of Jasvan, a tiny hill state situated in the foothills of the Sivaliks. Besides being a close relation, he was a confidant and ally of Raja Bhim Chand of Kahlur, who once deputed him to Anandpur to seek from Guru Gobind Singh the loan of an expensive...
KAUDA was, according to Janam Sakhi accounts, the head of a clan of cannibals somewhere in Central India. The cannibals belonged to a sect of the yogis called Kapalikas who went about naked, smeared their bodies with the ashes of a corpse and ate and drank from human skulls. Once...

KATARA, BHAT, a dealer in bullion, became a Sikh in the time of Guru Arjan. He received instruction at the hands of the Guru who taught him always to repeat the name Vahiguru. See Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 24

KARTAR SINGH JHABBAR (1874-1962), famous for his spirited role in the Gurdwara Reform movement, was born the son of Teja Singh in 1874 at the village of Jhabbar, in Shcikhupura district, now in Pakistan. His grandfather, Marigal Singh, had served as a commandant in Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s army. Kartar Singh...
KARTARPUR. village on the right bank of tlie River Ravi in the present Sialkot district of Pakistan and usually called Kartarpur Ravl to distinguish it from another town of tlie same name in Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab, is sacred to Guru Nanak (14691539) to whom it owed its origin...

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