The premises of
the temple contain, besides the shrine, the dharmashala, and the langar where the visitors
could take their meal free of cost.
On the occasion of the birth-day of Guru Govind
Singh a big procession is organized. This is attended by more than 2,000 Sikh pilgrims
from different-parts of the country and abroad. Hindus of Patna freely join the
procession. The procession starts from Gaighat, near the Gulzarbagh Government Printing
Press and terminates at Harmandir Gali. Gaighat, it is said, was the first camp of Guru
Teg Bahadur, the father of Guru Govind Singh. Here also there is a Gurudwara.
The Granth Sahib is placed in the all-gold palki on the huge truck. The truck carrying
the Granth Sahib leads the procession followed by thousands of the devotees and visitors.
The followers of Sikh religion sing the prayers of the Guru and recite the lines composed
by Guru Govind Singh. There is jubilation all over with music and songs.
The pilgrims visiting the temple have to follow the rules of entering a Sikh temple and
the head has to be covered and shoes have to be left out. They offer their respect to the
Granth Sahib or Bara Sahib and offer ardas or Kara Prasad. This prasad is prepared in a
special shop of the temple. No prasad is allowed to be offered from any other shop. Every
day about 1000 visitors, including Sikhs and Hindus, come to pay their respect to the
temple and get prasad (halwa) from the priest.