Timings : 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
Situated in the Chandi Chowk area of Old Delhi, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one among the nine historical gurudwaras in Delhi. Built in 1783 by Baghel Singh (military general in the Punjab cantonment), the gurdwara is the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh Guru- Guru Tegh Bahadur. The Sikh Guru was executed on the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb on the 11th of November 1675 as he refused to convert his religion to Islam. Before the body could be revived and displayed for view for the devotees, it was stolen by one of the Guru’s disciples Lakhi Shah Vanjara. Vanjara carried the dead body to his home and burnt down his house in order to cremate his Guru. Today, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib stands at that spot.
Sis Ganj gurdwara is a revered place of worship by the Sikh community and is especially important because the Sikh Guru’s beheading stands as an example of defence and religiosity quotient of the community as a whole. Like all other gurdwaras, this one is also open to people of all religions and faith to visit and meditate. The large cloakroom is right after the entrance of the building which is used to deposit the footwear and other belongings if needed. The main sanctum is located at the centre where kirtans and bhajans are recited all day long. The magnificent kitchen prepares food for hundreds of people on a daily basis. An enormous hall serves langar food to the devotees and pilgrims irrespective of their caste or religion or social status.
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