MIRZĀPUR (25º-10'N, 82º-35'E), in Uttar Pradesh on the right bank of the River Gaṅgā was visited by Gurū Nānak, in the course of his travels across the country. When Gurū Tegh Bahādur passed through the town in 1666 on his way from Allāhābād to Vārāṇasī, he met here a Sikh saṅgat. Separate shrines dedicated to the two Gurūs are said to have existed once, but there are no traces of them left now. However, an old gurdwārā, named Shri Nirmal Saṅgat, stands near Nārāyaṇ Ghāt. It is a modest-looking building, with the Gurū Granth Sāhib seated on a marble platform in a small room. The shrine is managed by Nirmalā priests.


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  2. Faujā Siṅgh, Gurū Tegh Bahādur : Yatrā Asthān, Paramparāvāṅ te Yād Chinh. Patiala, 1976

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)