Gurudwara Chota Nanakiana at Manga, Distt Lahore
This Village called Manga is located on Lahore-Multan road about 35 kilometer from Lahore.
The Gurdwara can be seen standing beside Aligarh School even before Manga Bus Stop. There is a Chota Nanakiana in this Village at the site where Sat Guru Nanak Dev Ji had stayed. 135 ghumaon of land is endowed in the name of gurdwara, 50 acres of this land is exempted from land revenue. The priests were Sikhs and a fair used to be held on Viasakhi.
Guru HarGobind Ji had stayed at this place while he was coming back from Nankana Sahib.
The Gurdwara was built like a Daak bungalow (govt rest house). There is a large pond which is now with the Department of Fisheries. The building of Gurdwara was burnt down by refugees settled here during 1947.
The land belonging to the Gurdwara is in the possession of Late Justice Maulvi Mushtaq who built Aligarh Public school on this land.
Manga (Pakistan) is a centuries-old town and is the last district of Lahore on the way to Multan. In Lahore’s district of Manga lies a Gurudwara (the Sikh place of worship), burnt down to rubble with only its outer structure still intact. This is the Gurudwara associated with Guru Nanak, the founder and first Guru of Sikhism, said the Scroll.in article.
Around 35 km from the city of Lahore is Gurudwara Chota Nankiana Sahib, which also holds the significance of Guru Hargobind Ji staying here on his return from Nankana Sahib. While 50 acres of this area is land revenue exempted, the building itself is hollow for it was burnt down during the Partition. It is believed that a few Sikh believers refused to come out of the Gurudwara, and as a result, it was burnt down by the mob.
However, the building area is now in possession of Late Justice Maulvi Mushtaq who built Aligarh Public school here, and the pond of this gurudwara is now with Pakistan’s Department of Fisheries. In the Sikh religion, any place where a guru resides or stops by is said to become a sacred place. One of the most significant transboundary is river Ravi, once used to flow through the western boundary of Manga. The first Sikh Guru, along with his companions Mardana and Bhai Bala, once crossed river Ravi and took a halt at Manga for a while. He would preach wherever he stayed, and this is how Gurudwara Chota Nankiana Sahib was later built. The religious and cultural history of all gurudwaras around the world are believed to be constructs of miracles or preaching’s of the Gurus