SĀHIB GAÑJ (25º-13'N, 87º-38'E), a town in Santhāl Parganā district of Bihār, was visited by Gurū Tegh Bahādur in 1666. He is said to have stayed here at the Old Nānak Shāhī Saṅgat, commemorating Gurū Nānak’s visit in the early sixteenth century. The Saṅgat still exists. The Gurū Granth Sāhib was installed here in a hut with a sloping roof of baked tiles till 1938, when the present room was constructed by a Mārvāṛī businessman Laṭṭū Mall. An old hand-written copy of the Gurū Granth Sāhib and several breviaries containing the sacred hymns are preserved in this room. The shrine is managed by hereditary priests. However, Gurū Granth Sāhib is stacked away in an almirah and Sikh worship is no longer observed.
Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)