This historic place, known as Dharamsala of the First Patshahi Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji, is located in Mohalla Chota Mufti Baqar inside the Delhi gate of Lahore city near old Kotwali Chowk in Sirianwala Bazaar (Lahore).
In those days the locality was known as Sirianwala Bazaar or Chohatta Jawahar Mal.
ln 1567 Bikrami (1510 AD) Guru Nanak stayed in the house of Duni Chand, who had become a Sikh.
Guru Nanak arrived on the day when Duni Chand was performing the ritual of 'Sraddha' of his father (Sraddha is a hindu ritual that people perform to pay homage to their 'ancestors' or dead parents).
Guru Nanak dissuaded Duni Chand from these fallacies and brought him into the folds of Sikhism. Since the house of Duni Chand was touched by the feet of Guru Nanak it was elevated to the status of a Gurdwara.
Duni Chand was a wealthy man whose mind was awakened.
The severed heads of goats were sold near Bhai Duni Chand's house. That is why this is known as Sirianwala Bazaar. Mahants were responsible for its care from the very start which passed on to a local committee in 1920. From 1927-47 the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee maintained this Gurdwara.
The Gurdwara is now the custody of Pakistan Auqaf Department. This Gurdwara is being used as a muslim residence. The occupant has placed a portrait of Guru Nanak in Prakashasthan and kindly allows any Sikh who comes there to see it.
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