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AGRA (27°10'N, 78°'E), became the seat of a Sikh sangat following a visit by Guru Nanak during the first of his four long preaching journeys. Later, Guru Ram Das, in his early career as Bhai Jetha, was in Agra when he attended Akbar's court on behalf of Guru Amar Das, Nanak III. Guru Tegh Bahadur, Nanak IX, passed through the city on his way to the eastern parts in 1665-66. Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the Gurus, also visited Agra when he met Emperor Bahadur Shah in 1707-08.
AHRAURA, a small town in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh, 40 km south of Varanasi (25°20'N, 8205-81 E). has a Sikh shrine called Gurudwara Bagh Shri Guru Tegh BahadurJi Ka. Guru Tegh Bahadur visited Ahraura in 1666 in the course of his journey in the eastern parts. It is said that he told a devotee, Bhai Sadhoji, to plant a tree. This was the beginning of a garden which still exists. From this garden (bagh), the Gurdwara derives its name. A closet called Nivas Sthan marks the room in which Guru Tegh Bahadur is said to have stayed.
ALLAHABAD (25°28'N, 81°50'E). Prayag before the reign of Emperor Akbar, was visited by Guru Nanak in the course of Ills first preaching journey to the east in the first quarter of the sixteenth century. In 1666, Guru Tegh Bahadur visited the town and stayed in the house of a devotee in Mohalla Aihiyapur. Gurdwara Tap Asthan (Pakki Sarigat) Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Patshahi 9 marks the place where Guru Tegh Bahadur had put up. It became a centre for the congregation of Sikh devotees and was called Pakki Sangat (Permanent Congregation).
AMBALA (30°23`N, 76°47`E), a city in Haryana, has several historical shrines sacred to the Gurus. GURDWARA BADSHAHI BAGH, situated near the district courts, occupies the site which used to be a halting place for the Mughal emperors when travelling from Delhi to the Punjab or Kashmir. Guru Gobind Singh came here at the end of 1670 or in early 1671 during one of his excursions from Lakhnaur. Then only a small child, he had greatly impressed Pir Nur Din (or Mir Din), custodian of the nearby Muslim shrine.
ANANTNAG (33° 44`N, 75° 13`E), a district town on the southern edge of the Kashmir valley, is named after a nearby spring which is regarded as sacred by the Hindus. The town claims a historical Sikh shrine commemorating the visit of Guru Nanak (1469-1539), who passed through here on his way to Mattan in 1517. The present building of Gurdwara Guru Nanak in the southern part of the town was constructed in 1950, and a second storey was added to it in 1970.
AURANGABAD, (19° 54`N, 75° 20`E) is a district town in Maharashtra. It is a railway station on the ManmadKachiguda section of the South Central Railway, 114 km from Manmad towards Nanded. The site was once the capital of the Yadavas ofDevgiri or Deogir in the 12th and 13th centuries; Aurangzib established his headquarters here when he was appointed governor of the four Deccan provinces in AD 1636. When as emperor he came to the Deccan in 1681 (never to return to the north again), he first stayed at Aurangabad, later shifting to Ahmadnagar.
AYODHYA (26° 45`N, 82° 10`E), on the right bank of the River Saryu, also known as Ghaghara, is sacred to the Hindus as the birthplace of Lord Rama. This ancient town has Sikh shrines in memory of the First, the Ninth and the Tenth Gurus. All three are located within 50 metres of each other near Brahma`s Tap Sthan (Brahma Kund) on Saryu bank, and are collectively called Gurdwara Brahmakund. The memorial commemorating Guru Nanak`s visit at the beginning of the sixteenth century consists of only a Sikh flag on a platform constructed in 1972.
BALACHAUR, a village about 11 km northeast of Jagadhri (30° 10`N, 77° 18`E) in Ambala district of Haryana, claims a historical shrine known as Gurdwara Agampura dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Gobind Singh visited the place travelling from Kapal Mochan in 1688. The old shrine, a 4.5 metre square room with a low conical dome over it, built in his honour, has recently been enclosed in a larger rectangular hall. The Guru Granth Sahib is installed in the inner sanctum. The Gurdwara is managed by a local committee under the auspices of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.
BANI BADARPUR is the name popularly given to what are in fact two separate villages Bani and Badarpur, 6 km from Ladva (29°59`N, 77°3`E)in Kurukshetra district of Haryana. Guru Tegh Bahadur visited this place twice. On his first visit, he came from Kurukshetra, via Muniarpur and Dudhi. He gave a bagful of money (badra, in old Punjabi) to the headman, Ram Bakhsh, for the construction of a well for use by the villagers. The latter, however, misappropriated the amount.
BARAMULA (34° 13`N, 74° 23`E), a district town 52 km northwest ofSrinagar in Kashmir is situated at the mouth of the gorge by which River Jehlum leaves the Kashmir valley after passing through Wular Lake. Guru Hargobind, Nanak VI, stayed at Baramula for a few days during his visit to the valley in 1621. A memorial platform was later constructed on the site by devotees. A gurdwara, originally named Kot Tirath but now known as Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi, was established during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

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