Gurudwaras are the worship places of the people following Sikh religion. Delhi has been one of the most significant places as far as Sikhism is concerned because half of the Gurus of this religion have visited the city and each and every Gurudwara has a historical background. The Sikh religion worships the teachings of their Guru and this is the reason the book n which all the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji are inscribed is worshiped in Gurudwara. Here is the list of Gurudwaras that are of highly revered in Sikh religion.
Top 10 Gurudwaras in Delhi
1) Gurudwara Nanak Piao
This Gurudwara which is believed to have been visited by Guru Nanak Dev Ji himself is located on GT road in North Delhi Sabji Mandi. Here the first Guru of Sikhs visited Delhi and set up a camp where he served water to the people who were thirsty. The well from which he drew water is still preserved here.
2) Gurudwara Majnu Tilla
This Gurudwara is one of the most known Gurudwaras of Delhi on the right bank of river Yamuna. The name has a significance that a Muslim hermit who used to meditate on the hillock and was assumed to be crazy due to his madness to search God (thus the name Majnu), met Guru Nanak Dev Ji here and was blessed by him. The Guru blessed him and said that the hermit’s name will be known for eternity and this is why this hillock is known as majnu ka tilla.
3) Gurudwara Rikab Ganj
This Gurudwara that was built more than 200 years ago is situated near Parliament House in Delhi on the cremation grounds of the ninth Sikh leader Guru Teg Bahadur who gave his life in order to save the people from atrocities of Aurengzeb in 1675. This beautiful Gurdwara is open for people of all kinds and sees no difference on the basis of caste.
4) Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
This Gurudwara that is located in the heart of the city in Connaught place is a shrine that is dedicated to the eighth Guru of the Sikhs Guru Hari Krishan. The pool in the vicinity of this Gurudwara is considered pious and pure as nectar. This was built by Sikh leader Banghel Singh in the year 1783. This one of the most revered places for the Sikh community
5) Gurudwara Sis Ganj
This Gurudwara that was built in 1783 to commemorate the death of the ninth Guru of Sikhs Guru Tegh Bahadur is situated is the most populated area of old Delhi known as Chandni Chowk. This is a great structure that depicts how people chose death against giving up their religion. This Gurudwara still has that tree trunk which was used to execute the Guru.
6) Gurudwara Damdama Sahib
This Gurudwara which was built to remember the meeting of moghul prince Aurungzeb with Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. At this meeting Aurenzeb asked the Guru for his help to become the emperor of the Moghul Empire. It was originally a small temple but in 1984 it was made grand. A festival known as Hola Mohalla is celebrated here.
7) Gurudwara Bala Sahib
This is one of the most visited Gurudwaras in Delhi as it was built in the memory of the eight Guru of the Sikhs namely Guru Harikrishan Sahib (Bal Guru). His healing touch was famous. He could cure the ailing and the suffering lot just by touching them with compassion. He died at the age of 8 and had the shortest tenure as Guru, lasting only 2 years, 5 months and 24 days. He was cremated at the same spot where the Gurudwara stands.
8) Gurudwara Moti Bagh
This Gurudawar was built at the place where Guru Gobind Singh Ji camped with his army for the accession of the throne by Aurangzeb. He shot two arrows one at the throne while other at the feet of Aurangzeb. It is one of the most holy shrines for Sikhs and is revered by thousands. This Gurudwara is located between Dhaula Kuan and RK Puram on Mhatma Gandhi road.
9) Gurudwara Mata Sundari
This Gurudwara got its name from the name of wife of Guru Gobind Singh ji who was declared the mother of the Khalsa. Guru gave his five weapons to her before leaving for Deccan. The place where his two wives stayed is the grounds of the Gurudwara. This Gurudwara is located behind one of the most reputed medical colleges of Delhi- Maulana Azad Medical College.
10) Gurudwara Banda Bahadur
Banda Bahadur Sigh Ji along with his 40 supporters was executed in the grounds of Gurudwara Banda Bahadur. Among the people who were executed one of them was Banda Bahadur Ji’s son. He was the most fearless Sikh warrior and has been known for his courage. This Gurudwara which is located in Mehrauli in Delhi witnesses a huge fair during Biasakhi for three days. This fair is visited by more than 30,000 visitors
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