Gurudwara Gau Ghat

Gurudwara Gau Ghat

Situated :
Gurudwara Gau Ghat Alamganj village Bhishambarpur, Patna City.
Associated with :
Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji ,Shri Guru Tegbahadur Sahib Ji , Bhai Jaitmal Ji
• Gurudwara Gau Ghat is a historical sikh shrine situated at alamganj Mohalla in patna. This was Bhagat Jaitamal's house. It was sanctified first by Guru Nanak in 1509 A.D. and later by Guru Tegh Bahadur along with his family in 1666 A. D. It is about 4 kilometers from Harimandir Saheb, on the Ashok Raj Path, alamganj amidst the Patna Railway Junction and Takhat Sri Patna Sahib. Gurudwara Gau Ghaat Sahib is the oldest Gurudwara than Takhat Shri Hari Mandir Sahib Ji Patna Saheb.

• According to Local Legend, Bhagat Jaitamal, a devotee of Guru Nanak was fortunate to get the blessings of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Guru Tegh Bahadur stayed for about four months here and made this place very popular among the followers of Guru Nanak's faith.

Gurudwara Gau Ghat

• On the banks of the River Ganga, once the house of Bhai Jaitamal, the First Master, Guru Nanak Dev in 1509 A.D, sanctified Gurudwara Ghai Ghat.

• Bhai Jaitamal, a man of great piety was 350 years old when he requested the Guru to secure his soul. Guru Nanak counselled patience and adviced him to wait till the ninth Master blessed him. Jaitamal was much old for bathing in the River Ganga, but with the blessings of Guru Nanak he could.

• "Bhai Jaitamal prayed to the Guru to give him strength to bathe in the river ganga. Guruji told Jaitamal that he need not go to the river; the river would come to him. Guru Nanak converted the river Ganga to a cow. The spot is still there where Bhai Jaitamal used to bathe," Avtar Singh, the priest of Gurudwara Ghai Ghat.

• In 1666, the ninth Master, Guru Tegh Bahadur blessed Bhai Jaitamal. The guru, along with his family stayed in Patna for four months and made the place popular among the followers of Guru Nanak.

• The gurudwara preserves many sacred relics such as the bed, a grindstone of Mata Gujri, the musical instrument, Rebeck of Bhai Mardana, the window of the house of Bhai Jaitamal and Thara Sahib where Guru Tegh Bahadur sat.

• Devotees offer chola or clothes at Tham Sahib, the wooden pillars. It is believed that an unequal pair of wood was brought for the construction, which was later corrected by the Guru Tegh Bahudar. Since then, devotees pay obeisance to the pillars.

• "If someone finds it difficult to marry or secure a job, his wishes are fulfilled. An offering of Chola (a piece of cloth) is made to the Tham Sahib. Hindus, Muslims and people of all religions come here and each has his wish fulfilled," said a devotee.

• Ghanshyam, the great grand son of Adhrakha, the fourth successor of Salis Rai Johri's Sangat (now the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh ji) was also fortunate to get blessings from the ninth successor of Guru Nanak, as it was assured by Guru Nanak during his visit to this place.

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