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Gurudwara Sahib Sylhet

Sylhet was a Muslim majority district of Assam. At the Partition, however, the Boundary Commission assigned it to East Pakistan (now Bangla Desh). Sikh Sangat had existed at Sylhet on the right bank of Surma river since the time of Guru Nanak Dev's travels in these parts. Some of Guru Gobind Singh's hukamnamas were addressed to this sangat. Gurdwara Sahib Sylhet, on 1.67 acres of land bearing Plot No. 2096 and Khata No. 1720 was functional till the Partition, after which the Pakistan Government appropriated this land. When the Sikh deputation visited Sylhet in 1972, they found the office of the District Council and a few residential houses on the site will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
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