The Nanaksar movement was founded by Dhan Dhan Baba Baba Nand Singh (1869/1872-1943). Nanaksar is near Kaleran village, five kilometres from Jagraon in the Panjab. Nand Singh was a celibate who practised severe austerities and prolonged meditations. He had visions of Guru Nanak, Guru Har Krishan and Guru Gobind Singh, when performing his seva (religious service) at Huzur Sahib Gurdwara. These visions drove him to study the meaning of the Guru Granth Sahib. He became a disciple of Sant Wadhawa Singh and Harnam Singh and practised meditation, especially with the latter. In 1912 Guru Nanak came to them in meditation. He asked them to ask for something. Nand Singh replied only that he should be Nanak's own. Nanak, pleased with their devotion, replied "recite and teach others to recite". In 1918 he returned to Kaleran village and continued his austerities and meditations in underground holes (bhores). He did not allow Gurdwaras to be built in his name nor where he meditated but prophesied that there would be a fine Gurdwara built on such a location. And Indeed one was built where he meditated in Kaleran village.