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KAONKE, village 7 km southwest ofJagraon (30°47`N, 75"28`E), in Ludhiana district, has a historical shrine called Guru Sar, commemorating the visit of Guru Hargobind in 163132. Approached by a metalled link road, it is two and a half kilometres to the northwest of the village. The small square sanctum with a verandah on three sides and a dome on top was constructed in 1912. In 1955, a square pavilion was added for larger assemblies. The sarovar is on the right of these buildings as one enters the premises, and the Guru ka Larigar and residential accommodation for pilgrims near the entrance gate. The Gurdwara is administered by a wholetime manager appointed by the Shiroman! Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. There is also a village committee to help the manager. The biggest festivals of the year arc Baisakhi and Maghi falling on the first of the Bikrami months of Baisakh and Magh respectively.
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