BHAGALPUR (25Â°14`N. 86Â°58`E), a district town in Bihar situated on the right bank of the River Ganga, was visited by Guru Tegh Bahadur in 1666. Bari Sangat on Burhanath Ghat, where he stayed, is now represented by a small shrine, constructed in a bylane in 1974. It is called Gurdwara Bari Sangat Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Chauki Sahib. It contains a stone slab (chauki) which, it is believed, was used by the Guru to sit on for his bath.
Every month, on amavasya (the last day of the dark half of the lunar month), the Guru Granth Sahib is brought here from Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha and Sikhs congregate for a divan. An old handwritten copy of the Guru Granth Sahib acquired from the former mahant of Bari Sangat is now kept in Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Bhagalpur.
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