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Bagichi literally means small garden. Gurdwara Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Bagichi is dedicated to Guru Nanak who visited Mathura and Vrindavan during the month long Sawan fair held in (July-August). As the water of the Yamuna river is muddy during Sawan and not fit to drink, Guru Nanak was told that the place was unsuitable for stopping. The well water in the area was brackish (unfit to drink).However, Guru Nanak asked Mardana to draw water from the nearest well and it was found to be sweet. Guru Nanak established a piau (drinking water stall) there and himself served fresh water to the pilgrims to the town. Guru Nanak is believed to have stayed here for three months. A childless couple, Mohan and his wife Sita Bai, served him, and were blessed with a son.A commemorative Gurdwara was established here, on the bank of Yamuna river near the Masani railway crossing between Mathura and Vrindavan, and maintained by a long line of udasi’s was taken over by the Mathura Singh Sabha during the 1950s. Bhai Sadhu Singh Mauni reconstructed the Gurdwara in 1975. It now has a rectangular hall with vaulted roof and a verandah in front, besides several rooms for staff and pilgrims. A water tank with taps on the roadside represents Guru Nanak’s piau.