This Gurudwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in remembrance of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Patna being his birthplace. He was the 10th and the last Guru of Sikhs. Many scriptures of the Sikhs can be viewed here. It is also among one of the 5 takhtas or holy seats of authority of the Sikhs.
This beautiful Gurudwara is situated near Shri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib. It is a tribute to the time when Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji reached Patna and dedicated to enjoying the peaceful environment and sat near a ghat, now commonly known as Shri Gau Ghat Sahib. Guru Sahib rewarded Bhai Mardana Ji with a precious stone and Bhai Mardana Ji went to the city to sell it but no one in the market besides Salas Rai Johri could understand the value of this exquisite gem. Guru Sahib then taught Salas Joshi to understand and value life just like he valued the gem. The Gurudwara is a reminder of this lesson to all visitors and holds a special place in the hearts of people who come here to worship. The story of the precious stone is remembered till date and the brief history is written at the entrance of the Gurudwara. It’s a historical and religious place with a soothing and calm environment. It is worth a visit if you’re interested in learning more about Sikh history and enjoying the water at the Ghat nearby with family and friends.
Gurudwara Ghai Ghat was constructed in honour of Guru Nanak Dev, who visited Patna and stayed with Bhai Jaita, a pious man who eventually became a follower of Guru Nanak Dev and later converted the house into a Dharamsala. This Gurudwara is situated on the banks of River Ganga which provides a scenic tranquility to help relax and unwind. It is considered to be a very important ancient centre of pilgrimage as it perseveres many sacred relics such as the musical instrument, Rebeck of Bhai Mardana, the bed and grindstone of Mata Gujri. Devotees often offer chola or clothes at Tham Sahib, the wooden pillars and make a wish hoping that their wants will come true with the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev.
This beautiful white Gurudwara is situated on the banks of river Ganga. The Gurudwara became a place of worship when Baal Gobind Rai was rewarded with expensive gold bangles for winning a game but as he had no value for materialistic possessions, he threw the precious bangles in the river and preached to people to not worship stone idols but to devote themselves to their one true God. The ghat later became a place paved for bathing, harbouring boats and drawing water even though the river has receded away to the north with time. Currently, the ghat is being renovated and rebuilt as per the exquisite architecture of Takht Sri Hamandir Sahib in Patna.
This is a Sikh shrine where Guru Tegh Bahadur first met in a bagh belonging to the nobles of Patna. The Gurudwara is surrounded by beautiful tall trees, a plethora of colourful flowers along with a calming aura intrinsic to it. It is also believed that the first meeting of the lord himself was established here. This gurudwara has a special place in history. As the legend goes, a holy visit of Guru Tegh Bahadur revives a dry garden and brings back its greenery to life - creating it as breathtaking as ever. Since his pious and holy touch turned the garden green, the garden was donated in the name of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
This Gurudwara was built in the memory of Shri Tegh Bahadur Ji. This place gets its historical significance from the day when Guru and his followers came to enjoy the delicious langar which was served from one small clay pitcher in a tiny hut. When he came back in 1670, an old lady understood his plight and offered him a kettleful of khichadi and ever since then, the langar in her small house with verandah on three sides and a small brick-paved walled compound in front of the bank of a seasonal stream after which the shrine, was built here and named Handiwali Sangat. This was built to celebrate the selfless and kind nature of the woman and make sure that visitors stopping by don’t have to look for food elsewhere in desperate times to satisfy their hunger. Later on, the Gurudwara came to be known as Handi Saheb, named after the pot in which the Khichadi was cooked.
This Gurudwara marks the house where Raja Fateh Chand Maini lived and used to be a welcoming and kind host to young Guru Gobind Das, who often came to visit and was treated with great care and affection. He used to play in the Rani’s lap who was fond of kids but was unable to have a child of her own. One day the wife, as she saw Gobind Das playing with his friends and felt her heart full of awe for him, prayed to the Gods to give her a son just like Gobind Das. One day, as she was worshipping God, young Guruji came and sat in her lap and called her his mother. She was overwhelmed with joy on listening to that and embraced the child in her arms and soon they adopted Gobind Rai as their own son and decided to donate the palace on which a Sikh shrine resides today.
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