Gurdwara Chhoti Sangat (Varanasi)

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Gurdwara Chhoti Sangat - is located in a privately owned house in a narrow lane named Bhuteshwar Gali branching off Dashashvamedh Road. It is said to be the congregation spot of a smaller Sikh community (chhoti sangat) which too was visited by Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh. It is a serial like building with two floors of rooms around a square compound. The rooms are rented out to different lodgers. The Gurdwara is in a room on the first floor maintained by a Nirmala sadhu. There is also a hand-written copy of Guru Granth Sahib here which is dated Phagun 1833 (February-March 1777).

commemorates an old Sikh sangat in Varanasi visited both by Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh. The building is privately owned and is crowded by families to whom the different rooms are let out on hire. A room on the first floor is set apart for the Guru Granth Sahib, with a Nirmala sadhu as the custodian. Among the several largesized old paintings in glowing colours and heavy frames depicting scenes o from Hindu mythology is a portrait of Guru Nanak with Bala sitting on one side of him and Mardana on the other. Bala is shown beardless with a high peaked cap, but Mardana is dressed like a Mughal prince with a plumed turban, though he is not without his rebeck. The Gurdwara possesses an old handwritten copy of the Guru Granth Sahib transcribed in Phagun 1833 Bk/ February 1777.