Gurudwara Mai Than Sahib in AgraThe home of a saintly lady devotee of the Sikh Gurus has been given status of a Gurudwara. The Gurudwara Maithan is testimony to the fact that devotees of all sections of life have congregated towards Sikhism.
HistoryOne day Guru Nanak Dev ji visited Agra as a part of his Udasis, travel to the South. Jassi was most impressed by his simple yet profound teachings and decided to become his devout follower. Her home became the centre of Sikh discourse.
The one singular feat for which the Gurudwara gets its name is when the ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur visited Agra. He was presented with gifts by many of the renowned citizens of the region. Makhan Shah Lubana gave him a horse while Chacha Faggu of Sasaram presented him a bed.
The second memorable part of the existence of the Gurudwara stemmed from the fact that the 9th Guru Shri Tegh Bahadur was asked by Mata Jassi as to how she would be remembered after she had shed her mortal remains.
About Gurudwara Mai Than Sahib in AgraThe Gurudwara in itself is a three storey building situated in Mai Than Mohalla of Agra city. It was the centre of Agra at that time. Currently the Gurudwara is registered as Sri Guru Singh Sabha. It is being maintained and administered by the Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Central Board.
During his stay he was requested by the Agra dwellers for a well. Guru Tegh Bahadur laid the foundations of a well made through the volunteer service of the devotees. This well exists till date and has sweet and pure drinking water for the devotees thronging to the Gurudwara.
Mai Than or Mataji as she was popularly known met the ninth Guru the second time is 1675 AD.
It was here that Mataji shared her fears with her Guru saying that she had no heirs and had no idea if she would ever gain salvation as she was virtually alone.