- Sant Kirpal Singh -





“When I was in Lahore, I used to go to the Ravi River at night.”

Sant Kirpal Singh





1912  Kirpal Singh was transferred to Lahore to join the Military Accounts Department.

1917  My true birth was in May 1917, the day that I left my body and travelled the heavens with Hazur.”

Sant Kirpal Singh

1919  Kirpal Singh formed a social service corps in Lahore for the care of the victims of an influenza epidemic which had swept all over India in September 1918, and to bury those who died from the disease, while even their closest relatives fearfully kept away from them. His example also inspired others to help.

1921  In 1921, I was posted in the Accounts Branch of an Indian Army Regiment. An army orderly used to cook my food. I had given him strict instructions not to allow anyone to enter the kitchen, and also told him to recite holy verses while preparing the food. It was my practice to sit for meditation daily in the dead of night. One night I noticed negative thoughts disturbing my meditation. I woke the orderly up and asked him if there was any-one with him in the kitchen that night. He said no, but he was telling a lie. Later he admitted it.”

Sant Kirpal Singh

1924  I was extremely fond of rivers. Wherever I happened to be, I would look for a stream nearby and find a solitary spot for my meditations. When I went to Lahore, I had the river Ravi. And so it was at Jhelum. For hours together I would sit by the riverside absorbed in thought. While at Lahore it struck me to see Beas river. It was this lure of the flowing water that led me to Beas.”

Sant Kirpal Singh

1935  On Ravi Road, land was acquired for the Lahore Satsang Ghar.

1936  The foundation stone was laid for the Lahore Satsang Ghar by Baba Sawan Singh Ji. Kirpal Singh was entrusted the responsibility of supervising the construction.

1939  Kirpal Singh began writing Gurmat Sidhant (in Punjabi), a treatise on science spiritual, which was on His request published under the Name of His Master. Kirpal Singh then lived in Ram Gali (Lane of God) in Lahore.

1947  Kirpal Singh retired after thirty-six years of meritorious service, as Deputy Assistant Controller of Military Accounts. At the farewell, everyone was in tears. He was loved and admired both by His officers and subordinates.





The Defence Accounts (Pensions)

The Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) has a long and chequered background. From April 1, 1927, the pension work relating to Northern and Eastern Commands was centralised in the office of the Controller of Military Pension Accounts, Northern and Eastern Commands, at Lahore. An office similar to the one at Lahore was also formed at Mhow a little later for dealing with all pension claims of Southern and Western Commands. With a view of securing uniformity of procedures, with regard to sanction and audit to pension, both the Central Pension Offices at Lahore and Mhow were subsequently amalgamated and located at Lahore only. The work relating to the grant and audit of pension of the personnel of Royal Indian Navy who were governed by Civil Service Regulations, was also transferred to the Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions), Lahore on November 1, 1938.





Lahore (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور) is the capital of the province of Punjab, and is the second most densely populated city in Pakistan. It is also known as the Gardens of the Mughals or City of Gardens, after the significant rich heritage of the Mughal Empire. The traditional capital of Punjab for a thousand years, Lahore had been the cultural center of Northern India extending from Peshawar to New Delhi.

The city is situated on the flat alluvial plain, traversed by the river Ravi, at an average altitude of 706 feet above sea level. Parts of city are situated at a slightly higher level on mounds of the accumulated debris of many centuries. The river, which makes a very circuitous bend from the East, passes in a semi-circle to the north of Lahore. Ravi is the smallest of the five rivers which give the Punjab its present designation, was known in the Hindu Shastras as the the Iravati. Ravi Road starts outside the walled city and crossing the Ravi River, joins the Grand Trunk Road laid by Sher Shah Suri in the 1540s.





Maps and Pictures

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Lahore Map

Lahore 1879

Lahore 2006

Ravi River
near Lahore






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