sikh places, gurudwara

Gurdwara Bal Leela Maini Sangat

Gurdwara Bal Leela Maini Sangat in a narrow lane close to Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib marks the house where King Fateh Chand Maini lived. His childless Queen had developed special fondness for the young Guru Gobind Singh, who, too, often came here to sit in the Queen’s lap giving her immense delight and spiritual solace. She fed the Child Gobind and his playmates, at his demand, with boiled and salted gram. Even now boiled and salted gram is served as prasad (consecrated food) in this Gurdwara, which, unlike the other shrines in Patna Sahib, is served by Nirmala Sikhs. A wood carving on the old front door is dated 28 August 1668, but the hall housing the sanctum and other blocks of rooms in the inner compound have been reconstructed during recent decades.

Gurdwara Bal Leela Maini Sangat is located in the city of Patna, the capital of the Indian state of Bihar. Here are some ways to reach the gurudwara:

  1. By air: The nearest airport to Patna Sahib is the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna, which is about 6 kilometers away. From there, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach the shrine.

  2. By train: Patna Junction is the main railway station in the city, and several trains connect it to major cities across the country. From there, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach the shrine.

  3. By road: Patna Sahib is well-connected by road, and several buses and taxis ply between Patna and other major cities in Bihar and neighboring states. You can also drive down to the shrine if you have your own vehicle.