Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of the nine historical Gurdwaras in Delhi. It was first constructed in 1783 as a small shrine by Baghel Singh Dhaliwal to commemorate the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur and was probably expanded after Indian Rebellion of 1857 or after Partition of India. Before its construction the Mughal Kotwali (Police Station and Jail) was situated here. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857 the Mughal Kotwali was demolished by the British.and the land was given to the Sikhs because the Sikh Maharaja of Patiala and other Sikh soldiers helped the British to defeat the Mughal soldiers by providing large numbers of ammunition and soldiers. Its current building was made by Rai Bahadur Narain Singh a contractor who build most of roads in Lutyens New Delhi construction under British Rule. Situated in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, it marks the site where the ninth Sikh Guru was beheaded on the orders of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb on 11 November 1675. The Sikh regiment of the Indian army salute the Sis Ganj Gurudwara after saluting the president of India since 1979, the only instance of saluting twice in the Republic Day parade by a regiment of Indian army.
The ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded here on 11 November 1675 on the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. However, before their body could be quartered and exposed to public view, it was stolen under the cover of darkness by one of his disciples, Lakhi Shah Vanjara who, then burnt his house to cremate Guru's body; today, at this site stands Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.
Harvey Williams | Feb 10, 2018
Really amazing Sikh temple. Beautiful music playing inside gives a calm mood even beside the bustling streets of Dehli. This place also serves food to 10,000 people a day for free. Make sure to wash your hands and feet before entering. Pieces of cloth are provided so you can cover your head.
Rajesh Sharma | Mar 17, 2018
Religious place. After visiting the Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib I found inner peace and satisfaction. Worth visiting.
Manish Suryavanshi | Feb 13, 2018
Nice Gurudwara..... well managed and clean. Got to attend the kirtan as well here and was blessed with the same. If you are in nearby vicinity it is a nice place to visit and calm your mind from worldly worries.
Aj singh | Apr 1, 2018
This is one of most sacred pilgrimage I have ever. It's is situated in the heart of Chandigarh Chowk which is one of most densly populated area in India but this place have very strong vibrations which will take your stress, anxiety, worries away. It's the epitome of Sacrifice where the messenger of Sikh religion Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib laid down his life to save the religion of Kashmiri Pandits.
Himani Gaba | Apr 3, 2018
The first gurdwara was built in Kartarpur, on the banks of Ravi River in the Punjab region by the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev in the year 1521. It now lies in the Narowal District of west Punjab (Pakistan). The worship centres were built as a place where Sikhs could gather to hear the guru give spiritual discourse and sing religious hymns in the praise of Waheguru. As the Sikh population continued to grow, Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh guru, introduced the word gurdwara. The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh gurus) and 'dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the guru could be reached'.Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.
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