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Gurdwara Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Kamlot

Location - Nangran Kalmot, Ropar, Punjab, India

Associated with - Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Sikh Artifacts - unknown

Sarovar - unknown

Sarai - unknown

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji stayed at or near the location of Gurdwara Sri Bibhour Sahib for many months. When people heard that Guru Gobind Singh was there they came in large numbers to offer their daswand (one tenth of their income) and many other items as offerings.

Guru Gobind Singh blessed the Sikhs with Amrit and held many diwans to teach them about Sikhi. Guru Ji asked the Sangat to always be alert and have faith in Almighty.

A Sikh, who was a great warrior, was concerned that there was so much free time for the Sikh warriors with Guru Gobind Singh. He questioned whether the Sikhs still had enemies and if so, where they were.

Guru Gobind Singh smiled and asked the Sikh not to worry. Guru Ji said that there were many battles yet to fight and that the Sikhs had many enemies. Some hated the Sikhs because of the way Sikhs looked or dressed, some hated the Sikhs because those in the Khalsa discarded their earlier castes and religions.

The mughal muslims hated the Sikhs because their religion Deen-i-ilahi was not flourishing and Sikhs were viewed as a threat.

One day, a group of visiting Sikhs arrived to meet Guru Gobind Singh. The Sikhs complained that their belongings were looted by the villagers of Kamlot. The Sikhs who were travelling with many valuable gifts for Guru Gobind Singh were robbed along the way to see Guru Ji. When they tried explaining to the villagers of Kamlot that their possessions were gifts, they were ignored.

Guru Gobind Singh pacified the Sikhs and said the gifts would be returned in due course. On hearing this, Bhai Alam Singh reacted swiftly and asked for Guru Gobind Singh's permission to retrieve the gifts immeadiately. Guru Gobind Singh asked him and the other Sikhs to wait until the following day.

The following day, after morning simran and nitnem, Guru Gobind Singh left for the village of Kamlot with 100 Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh sat under a tree near the village. When the villagers saw the Sikhs arrive they fled to a nearby fort. Some of the Sikhs wanted to attack the fort immeadiately but Guru Gobind Singh asked them to wait until the following day.

The following day, after morning simran and nitnem, the Sikhs encircled the fort. The villagers of Kamlot realized they had made a terrible mistake and thought they were about to be killed so they surrendered. Guru Gobind Singh ordered the Sikhs not to attack and asked the villagers to come out of the fort. The villagers came out and vowed never to rob anyone again. Unlike the muslim behaviour of the time, Guru Gobind Singh forgave the villagers.

As Guru Gobind Singh was preparing to return to Bibhour Sahib, Bhai Daya Singh and some other Sikhs asked Guru Ji if they could all return to Anandpur Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh agreed, Guru Ji asked some of the Sikhs to return the stolen goods kept in Kamlot, and then started his journey from Kalmot to Anandpur Sahib.

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