Gurdwara Nanak Shahi

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Gurdwara Nanak Shahi at Dhaka

Gurdwara Nanak Shahi (Bengali: গুরুদুয়ারা নানকশাহী) is a Sikh Gurdwara at Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is located at the campus of the University of Dhaka and considered to be the biggest of 9 to 10 Gurdwaras in the country.[1] According to the commemorating the visit of Guru Nanak (1506-1507), it is the most important historic place.[citation needed] It is said to have been built in 1830. The present building of the Gurdwara was renovated in 1988-1989. The parkarma verandah had been constructed on all four sides of the original building to provide protection.

Sikh relics[edit]

There are two hand-written Birs (Recensions) of Guru Granth Sahib in the Gurdwara, one of 18 x 12 inches with 1336 angs.

Religious rituals[edit]

Gurdwara Nanak Shahi is open for people of all religion. Each day, recitation from the holy scripture of Sikh religion Granth Sahib and prayer takes place in Gurdwara Nanak Shahi.Weekly prayer and Kirtan are organized every Friday. On this day in the morning and after prayer, free food known as langar is served.[1]


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Coordinates: 23°44′0″N 90°23′36″E / 23.73333°N 90.39333°E / 23.73333; 90.39333