Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, New Delhi

Gurudwara Rakab Ganj stands today on Pant Road in New Delhi. It has the most modern building of white marble surrounded by a beautiful garden. Like most other Sikh temples, this gurudwara has four entrances to the four sides, which are symbols that they are open to all without any distinction between caste and creed.

On an unfortunate day, the executioner’s sword of Samana Jalaluddin was done with a thud, the head of Guru Tegh Bahadur was cut and the people cried completely in helplessness. On November 11, 1675, this tragedy took place in Chandni Chowk under the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb. Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded due to denial for the acceptance of Islam. Bhai Jiwan singh brought his severed head to Anandpur sahib in Punjab where his son cremated it.

Guru Tegh Bahadur had a unique martyr in the sense that he himself went to Delhi, sacrificed his life in the defense of Daman, who was helpless before the power of the Mughal Empire. The claim of Sikhs was proved right and they were allowed to construct Gurudwara Rakab Ganj by Emperor Shah Alam II. Thus, Sikhs were able to build a magnificent Guru to maintain the memory of the great guru who gave supreme sacrifice for the freedom of worship, faith, and expression. He lived and died for mankind’s moral and spiritual civilized future.

If you are going to visit Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in Delhi, you must visit Gurudwara in Rakab ganj, Delhi. You will feel soothing and calm atmosphere here. This historic gurudwara provides divine and picturesque view to your eyes. It is panoramic historical building near parliament house. If you are visiting various tourist places in Delhi, then this place should be counted in spots you are going to visit. Soothing feeling of this place will give internal peace to your soul.


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