Gurdwara Sri Chaurasti Atari, literally, a tall house at a road crossing (Chaurasta, in Punjabi) is located by the side of a plaza at the end of Guru Ka Bazar in the heart of the old city.
This Gurdwara is dedicated to Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji who occasionally came here to rest.
The plaza was the site of the initial encounter with an imperial mughal force that attacked Guru Hargobind in 1629.
The original house was demolished under the orders of the British officials soon after the annexation of the Punjab, in order to widen the plaza.
The present building, smaller in size, has the Guru Granth Sahib seated on the ground floor. Besides daily prayers, special congregations take place on the first and the fifth day of the light half of every lunar month.
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