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Gurudwara Gai Ghat

Gurudwara Pahila Bara, commonly known as Gurudwara Gai Ghat, is a holy Gurudwara of Sikh religion. It is located in the city of Patna, Bihar, India and dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev. The Gurudwara is part of “Guru Circuit” – A Government of Bihar initiative connecting important Sikh religious destinations in Bihar to attract more pilgrims
The building where Gurudwara is located was initially Bhagat Jaitamal’s house. Jaitamal, a pious man, confectioner by trade, became the Guru’s follower and later converted his house into a Dharamshala. 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 believed, Guru Tegh Bahadur made the river Ganges come in the form of “Gai” (cow) to Jaitamal, who could not go to the riverbank due to his old age. The Gurudwara was thus named ‘Gurudwara Gaighat’.
Gurudwara Pahila Bara is a historical Sikh shrine situated at Gaighat in the Alamganj area of Patna. It is the oldest Gurudwara in this region. A new building consisting of a spacious square hall with the sanctum in the middle was constructed in the year 1980. It is about 4 kilometers from Takht Sri Patna Sahib, on the Ashok Raj Path.

To reach Gurudwara Gai Ghat in Patna, you can follow these general directions:

  1. By Air: If you’re arriving by air, you’ll land at Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a pre-paid taxi to Gurudwara Gai Ghat. The distance between the airport and the Gurudwara is approximately 10 kilometers, and the journey usually takes around 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

  2. By Train: Patna Junction is the main railway station in Patna. From there, you can take a taxi, auto-rickshaw, or a cycle-rickshaw to Gurudwara Gai Ghat. The Gurudwara is located around 5 kilometers away from the railway station, and the travel time can vary based on traffic conditions.

  3. By Road: If you’re traveling by road, you can use a taxi or a local transport service to reach Gurudwara Gai Ghat. You can provide the specific location to the driver or use GPS navigation to guide you to the Gurudwara. Make sure to check the traffic conditions in Patna beforehand, as it can affect your travel time.

It’s always a good idea to confirm the directions and current transportation options locally or through reliable sources before your journey to ensure accuracy and to account for any recent changes or road conditions.

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