Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, New Delhi

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The site in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi, is where the ninth sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded on the orders of the Mughal emperor in 1675 AD, Aurangzeb, for refusing to convert to Islam. Before his 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 the Guru's body. This place is marked by another Gurdwara, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.

The severed head ("Sis" in Hindi or Punjabi) of Guru Tegh Bahadur was brought to Anandpur Sahib by Bhai Jaita, another disciple of the Guru. It was cremated by the Guru's son, Gobind Rai, who would later become Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs.
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  • We have been visiting this gurudwara for ages now and coming from a Sikh family myself, every visit holds a special place in my heart. The interiors are beautiful and thankfully not ostentatious. Ther...  more »
  • Neat and clean and well maintained and revered Gurudwara of Delhi. Located centrally, many VIPs also pay their respects to this Gurudwara. Huge Hall where Langar is served. Extremely calm and pious en...  more »
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  • Sikh Temple active 24 hours. A feeding plant for the very poor in organization and order. It is recommended to visit the place and be impressed by the positive energies
  • Such a culturally enriching experience. We had to take off our shoes and wash our feet and enter. The prayers were simple and short, the interior absolutely beautiful.
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