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Gurudwara Nagina Ghat Sahib,Nanded

Gurudwara Nagina Ghat Sahib, is on the river bank, about two furlongs southwest of Takhat Sahib. According to tradition Guru Gobind Singh attended by some Sikhs was standing here watching the river flow when a rich merchant, proud of his wealth, came and presented a costly nagina (precious stone usually for inset work ingold) to the Guru, who took it and casually threw it in the river. The merchant bore a look as if pitying the Guru who, thoght he, despite his princely style was after all a sadhu who did not know the value of his present. Guru Gobind Singh read his thought and bade him to look down into the current. What he saw, filled the merchant both with wonder as well as remorse at his evil thoughts about the Guru. He saw millions of jewels lying at the river bed. Purged of pride, he fell at the Guru's feet. The story is that one-day Sri Guru Gobind Sirigh Ji was sitting on the bank of the river when one devotee came for Darshan and presented a valuable Nagina (Pearl), which Guru Ji threw into the Godawari. At this the visitor, was very much upset and was sad that the Guru has failed to evaluate his present and has thrown the same in the river just like a stone. To remove his astonishment, Guru Sahib told him to take out his Nagina f from the river if that was so valuable. It is said that when he entered into the river, to his surprise, the river- was full of pearls all around. His false pride of wordly things was thus nullified by Guruji in a much-refined way.

The present building standing on a high plinth comprises a square hall in which Guru Granth Sahib is seated on a canopied palaki of white marble, and a smaller square room topped by a dome on the first floor. It was constructed by Raja Gulab Singh Sethi of Delhi and was completed by his widow in 1968.

This is situated on the left bank of the Godavari and at a distance of about half mile from Takht Sachkhand Sahib.

The story is that one-day Sri Guru Gobind Sirigh Ji was sitting on the bank of the river when one devotee came for Darshan and presented a valuable Nagina (Pearl), which Guru Ji threw into the Godawari. At this the visitor, was very much upset and was sad that the Guru has failed to evaluate his present and has thrown the same in the river just like a stone. To remove his astonishment, Guru Sahib told him to take out his Nagina from the river if that was so valuable. It is said that when he entered into the river, to his surprise, the river was full of pearls all around. His false pride of worldly things Guru Ji thus nullified in a much-refined way.


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