Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi (Koti)

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Koti, a town in Sri Lanka, was visited by Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana during one of the Guru Sahib's Udasis. At the time of the visit of Guru Sahib, Koti was an independent State ruled by Dharma Parkarma Bahu IX (1489-1513), who warmly welcomed Guru Nanak Sahib to his kingdom. In his court the king listened, as Guru Nanak participated in a debate with the Buddhist and Hindu mendicants of Koti. In the end Guru Nanak Sahib succeeded as they agree to the superiority of his, Sikh, philosophy. Dharma Parkarma Bahu was highly impressed by the Guru Sahib’s teachings.