Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Delhi

Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of the 10 historical gurudwaras of Delhi. This is a place of high symbolism and religious significance for the Sikh community and this is an important place of pilgrimage. Gurudwara recalls the ninth guru, Teg Bahadur, which was executed in 1675 on the orders of the then Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. This incident has special significance for the Sikh community because it is a symbol of defense and freedom.
In Gurudwara, there is an Alcove, where Guru Granth Sahib is kept. It is said that after Shiromani, the disciples of the Guru took their bodies to the funeral with proper customs. In Delhi, the last rites were performed on 11 November 1675. The first building of Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib started in 1783, when Sardar Baghel Singh attacked Delhi. The leader of this Sikh army entered the Mughal capital and attacked the Red Fort with 30,000 horses and men’s army. It has been said that the soldiers of Baghel Singh raided on this place before attacking the Red Fort.
Surrounded by the Sikh army, the then Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II, compromised with Baghel Singh. The leader of the Sikh army received an important part of the city’s taxes and authorized the construction of the gurdwaras in the holy place of the Sikhs in Delhi. From this episode, the origin of 10 historic gurdwaras of Delhi, including Chandra Chowk, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib had taken place.
After the revolution of 1857, the Sikh king of Jind (Haryana) raised this issue and tried to allow the British to rebuild the gurdwara at Chandni Chowk. After several disputes between Muslims and Sikhs, this matter eventually went to London’s court, which ruled in favor of the King of Jind in the late 19th century. In 1930, the present structure of Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib was constructed.


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