Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Delhi

Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Delhi

Located in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib was built by Baghel Singh in 1783 to honor the Sikh Guru, Tegh Bahadur, who was executed according to the orders of Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor, as he protested against the forceful conversion of Kashmiri Pandits and dharmic people to Islam. Later, the Gurudwara was built on his martyrdom site. The place also has another historical significance, however, as Guru Gobind Singh visited this sacred place of worship in 1702.

The trunk of the tree beneath which the head of the Guru was severed and the well used by him for taking bath during his prison term have been preserved in the shrine. Also, adjoining the gurudwara, stands the Kotwali (police station), where Guru was imprisoned and his disciples were tortured before execution.

Do not miss a visit to the museum located on the opposite side of the Gurudwara to know more about the history which is a tale to be told to the kids. Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das, and Bhai Dyal Das were followers of Guru Tegh Bahadur and the museum was named after them. They were also executed by the order of Aurangzeb.

Why You Should Visit:
Smaller than Bangla Sahib, this is another beautiful and peaceful gurudwara where everyone is welcome. It is also very colorful.

Tip:
Be sure to peek into the kitchen & serving area (right opposite the very clean toilets behind the main building), where anyone regardless of faith is served a vegetarian meal, as in all gurudwaras.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 5am-10pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Sight Location: Delhi, India (See walking tours in Delhi)
Sight Type: Religious
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