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Gurudwara Nima Serai Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur-Malda

Gurdwara Nima Serai Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur - Malda, a district town situated on the banks of Mahananda River was visited by Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Tegh Bahadur. A commemorative shrine existed of old in Power House Lane in Sarbari area of Old Malda. It was called Gurdwara Nima Serai Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur. With the rise of the new Malda Town across the river, old Malda got greatly depopulated and the Sikh Gurdwara was deserted. Yet two masonry platforms and an old well remained on the site which continued to be shown as Gurdwara property in revenue records. Interest in the old Gurdwara was revived during the 1960s when a Sikh contractor in road-building business constructed a compound wall around the remains. Subsequently, other Sikhs, mostly road transporters, who first constructed Gurdwara Singh Sabha in New Malda, took up the restoration of the historical shrine in Old Malda. It is now named Sri Prayag Sahib, Sarbari and Old Malda. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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