Guru Nanak Palace in Pakistan demolished by local authorities

Condé Nast Traveller India | 5/28/2019 | Condé Nast Traveller
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A four-centuries-old Sikh heritage shrine in Pakistan was partially destroyed by locals and civic authorities this week. The Guru Nanak Palace, called Mahalan by the locals, stood near Bathanwala village in Pakistan’s Narowal city, only 100km from the Lahore. Pakistan’s leading newspaper The Dawn reports that the demolishing party pulled down parts of the structure, sold off its windows, doors and ventilators.

The Guru Nanak Palace is said to be four centuries old. The structure stood four storeys tall and was made brick, sand, clay and limestone. It had had 16 rooms, the walls of which were adorned with pictures of Guru Nanak and various other Hindu rulers and princes.

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