SRINAGARSRINAGAR (34″5`N, 74(50`E), the capital of Jammu and Kashmir state situated on the banks of the River Jehlum at an elevation of 5250 feet above sea level, has a historical Sikh shrine, Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi, located near Kathi Gate of Hari Parbat Fort in the northern part of the city. The Gurdwara marks the site of the house where Mat Bhagbhari, an old lady converted to Sikhism during the time of Guru Aijan, lived with her son, Seva Das, who too was a devout Sikh.
The present building of the Gurdwara, raised in 1970, is a divan hall. With the Guru Granth Sahib seated on a raised platform in the centre. An old well in front of the Gurdwara is believed to have been got dug by Guru Hargobind himself. Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi is managed by the Jammu and Kashmir Gurdwara Prabandhak Board through the local district committee.
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