Gurudwara Sahib Baba Banda Singh Bahadur New Delhi India

Here is Some information about Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur New Delhi India.

Location: post office in Mehrauli,New Delhi
Built in: 1716
Built By: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
Dedicated to: Sikh Guru
Entry: Free
Photography: Not Allow
Significance: One of oldest Gurudwara
Gurdwara Timing: All Day of Week
Visiting Timing: 1 to 2 hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to Feb
Phone : +91 11 2664 2784
Website :bandasinghbahadur.org
E mail: info@bandasinghbahadur.org
Nearest Metro station: Qutub Minar Station
Nearest Railway Station: Delhi Railway station
Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport,Delhi

More Information about Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur 

Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur is one of the most beautiful Gurudwaras in Delhi.Gurudwara Sahib Baba Banda Singh Bahadur is located near Post Office in Meharauli Area of Delhi near the Qutab Minar. It is a place where Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji, his four year old son Ajai Singh along with forty Sikhs were tortured to death by the Mughals. The grounds of the Gurudwara was the place where the execution of Guru Band Bahadur Singh Ji along with 40 of his followers which also included his son happened. Guru Banda Bahadur is well-known as one of the most courageous and fearless Sikh leaders to have walked the earth. A great fair is organized here during Vaishakhi for three days where more than 30000 people visit the Gurudwara.Baba Banda Singh Bahadur alongwith his family members and 740 Sikh soldiers were brought in captivity from Garhi Gurdas Nangal to Delhi. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and his four years old son, Ajay Singh alongwith 26 eminent Sikhs were martyred here.

History of  Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

The Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur signifies the site of sacrifice of Baba Banda Singh. Baba Banda Singh is considered to be among the most prominent people in the Sikh history. Banda Singh Bahadur was initially called as Lakshman Das, after he turned into a sage he took up the name Madho Das. He left the worldly pleasures and stayed on the banks of the River Godavari about 15 miles away from Nanded which was once the camping area for the tenth Guru of Sikhism. Madho Das once met the Guru and became his disciple. He accepted Sikhism and was then known as Banda Singh.
Along with other Sikhs he was sent to Punjab to fight against people who were persecuting Sikhs. Baba Banda Singh arrived in Punjab in 1709 and started movements against those who harmed the Sikhs. In a matter of one year they succeeded in occupying the entire area of Punjab. But soon the Emperor arrived in the area and it became difficult for them to stay in power beyond 11 months. After this, Baba Banda Singh took shelter in the hills and continued to fight against the Mughals for the next 5 years.
However soon his army was defeated and cornered in Gurdas Nangal. They were forced to surrender on the condition that no wrong would be done to them. Baba Banda Singh was arrested in 1715 on 15th December and was taken to Delhi with other prisoners. In the following year many of the prisoners were executed. Banda Singh Bahadur was paraded in a procession near Qutub Minar. He was forced to convert to Islam but after denying repeatedly Emperor Farukh Siyar tortured Banda Singh Bahadur brutally to death. Banda Singh Bahadur’s young son was beheaded and his heart was taken out and forced into Banda Singh Bahadur’s mouth. His eyes were extorted out and his body was hung on a gate and his skin was forcefully removed from his body as a part of the torture. Later his limbs were excised one by one.
The Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was built on the very site of the martyrdom of Banda Singh Bahadur. The Gurudwara is fairly small and there are considerations on its expansions. The first floor of the Gurudwara is raised on pillars. The lower floor is planned to be converted into a hall for organizing langars (community meals). Most of the structure of the Gurudwara is built out of marble. The structure is stopped with a small dome that sits on a square. Around the Gurudwara is a parikrama that connects it to the gate where the initial prakash was done.
The Gurudwara is managed by the Delhi Sikh Management Committee. There is also a school that has been established in the name of Banda Singh Bahadur. There is a pillar rising to a height of 50 meters that stands overlooking the Khwaja Bakhtair Kaki Dargah which now has the Gurudwara. The pillar has a steel hook which is believed to be the hook from which Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was lynched. On the neighboring site is another Gurudwara.

Festival Celebration 

Gurupurabs, Baisakhi, Holla Mohalla, Maghi Bandi Chorrh Divas (Diwali)

Faimous Gurudwara in New Delhi
Nearest Visiting Places of  Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

  • City Park Lake
  • Palwal Fort
  • Qutab Minar
  • Leisure Valley
  • ISKATE
  • Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary
  • Sohna Sulphur Springs and Tourist Complex
How To Reach Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur New Delhi

By Road : There are many public and private vehecals available to reach Gurudwara Sahib Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. Delhi is well connected all mejor cities.

By Metro : The Nearest Metro station is Qutub Minar metro Station.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Delhi railway station.

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport.

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