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Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi at Kalat, Baluchistan

Kalat is located on Quetta-Karachi road. It is 124 kilometer from Quetta. Kalat is the district headquarter. Earlier it was known as Kalat state. The shrine of Guru Nanak Sahib is situated in the old city. After the dissolution of the state and desolation of the city, a new city was Built. Inside the Hindu quarters of this new city there is a Gurdwara called "Guru Nanak Darbar. Prakash takes place daily and the Sangat meets twice a day. The New Darbar is built like a house. Old shrine is known as Nanak Mandir which is three kilometers outside the new city. The old Darbar was got repaired by the Khan of Kalat. Udasi Sant Baba Annkhandi Das was the first priest at the old Darbar. Khan of Kalat has made grants of land to the Gurdwara and the langar too is run on his account. This estate is still in the name of Gurdwara.


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