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Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib in Delhi India

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Location:Chandni Chowk New Delhi  
Built in: 1675 AD
Built By:
Baba Baghel Singh 
Dedicated to: Guru Tegh Bahadur
Photography: Not Allow
Significance: One of oldest Sikh temple
Temple Timing:
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: During Baisakhi
Phone : 91 11 23285117,23285118
Nearest Metro Station : Chandni Chowk
Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi station
Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi Int. Airport

More Information about Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Delhi

Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of the nine historical gurdwaras in Delhi.Gurdwara Sis Ganj sahib is located in Chandni Chowk Near Red Fort in Delhi.Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib was built in 1675 AD and built by Baba Baghel Singh.The Gurudwara is dedicated to sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur.Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib was built to commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur.The present structure of the holy shrine was constructed in the year 1930. It comprises of a huge spacious hall which has a bronze canopy right in the centre, under which the holy book, Shri Guru Granth Sahib is kept. The huge complex houses around 250 rooms and 200 lockers for the visitors who wish to stay there at night. The Gurudwara also provides modern facilities for its visitors from all over the world.The Gurudwra has 70 Roomswith attached bath and beds for visiters.The room charges are 250/-Rs per day for non ac rooms and Ac rooms for 500/- Rs per day and two big hall free of charge.
There is a museum built right opposite to this gurudwara. The entire history of its establishment is described visually using models. There is also a very good collection of writings on Sikh history. The museum is built to commemorate the memory of Guru Tegh Bahadur's three faithful disciples Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dyal Das who were also executed in the same place. Mati Das was sawn across from the head as per the orders of the Emperor. Dyal Das was bundled and thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil when he abused the emperor for his brutality against others. Sati Das also condemned the brutalities and he was chopped to pieces. The best time to visit this gurudwara is during the birth anniversary of all the 10 Gurus and, especially, that of Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh. This is the time when one can witness the celebrations at their peak. Music and songs are considered to be one of the special ways in Sikhism to derive happiness and blessings from god. Baisakhi and Diwali are also good times to experience the spirit of this place. 

History of  Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Delhi

Guru Tegh Bahadur was born in the holy city of Amritsar on April, 1621. He was the fifth and the youngest son of the sixth prophet, Guru Hargobind, and the only one to deservedly ascend the pontific throne nearly 20 years after his father's death as ninth Guru of Sikhs. He was a great lover of poetry and peace, music and meditations, charity and human freedom. He was on his missionary tour in Bengal and Assam when he heard that Aurangzeb had issued orders to persecute the Brahmins, the custodians of Hindus faith. The Emperor had in those days thrown hundreds of Brahmins into jails in the hope that if they embraced the religion of the prophet, the rest of the Hindus would follow suit. (Latif) Five hundred Brahmins under the leadership of Pundit Kirpa Ram of Kashmir met Guru Tegh Bahadur at Anandpur to seek his protection and help, as Shivaji and the Rajputs had expressed their helplessness in the matter. Moved by their woeful tales the Compassionate Guru said,"Go and tell Aurangzeb that if he succeeded in converting Guru Tegh Bahadur, all Brahmins and their Hindu followers would accept Islam, but if he failed to do so he must stop the persecution of Brahmins.
Aurangzeb reached Delhi sometime in the middle of 1675. (the year given by Massir-i-Alamgiri, like many of its other dates is incorrect). Guru Tegh Bahadur reached Agra and courted arrest. He was brought to Delhi. Aurangzeb failed to convince Guru Tegh Bahadur that idolators should be physically eliminate by superior political power. Guru Tegh Bahadur was himself preaching against idolatory and Brahmanism, but he refused to accept that forcible conversion in any form was legally morally, and spiritually justified. He considered forcible conversion inhuman, brutal and against the basic moral values which higher religions preach. Guru Tegh Bahadur refused to show miracles to save his life because displaying occult powers was considered unworthy of true saints and prophets of God
By Aurangzeb's orders first, Guru Tegh Bahadur's leading apostles and companions in prison were tortured to death. Bhai Dayal Das was thrown into a boiling cauldron, Bhai Mati Das was sawn alive, Bhai Sati Das was burnt on the stake. The sight of the heroic martyrdom of his disciples did not disturb Guru Tegh Bahadur's mind. He was beheaded in the presence of a large crowd under a tree, the trunk of which is still preserved in Sis Ganj shrine on Thursday 11th November, 1675 A.D. Around the place of martyrdom of the Guru grew a temple now known as Sis Ganj. The well where he took his bath while in prison is still preserved. Chandni Chowk where Bhai Mati Das and his other companions were tortured to death will some day be acquired and a suitable memorial built. At present it is in the centre of Chandni Chowk Square. 

Nearest Visiting Places of Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Delhi
  • Red Fort
  • Chandni Chowk MarketSri 
  • Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
  • Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)
  • Khas MahalLahori GateRaj Ghat
Nearest Hotel and of Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Delhi
  • Hotel Bhagirath Palace
  • Hotel Tara Palace
  • pooja palace
  • New Frontier Hotel
  • Amrit Hotel
  • Taj Mahal Hotel 
  • Fatehpuri Ashoka Guest House
  • Hotel Neeru
  • Hotel Wall CityPunjab Hotel
  • Mcdonald's
  • shree balaji chaat bhandar
  • new dogra shop
  • kanwarji bhagirathmal
  • awtar fruit juice
  • ganesh kachori bhandar
  • hot 'n' chillzcafe 
  • buddy'sjuneja restaurant
  • sapna restaurant
How To Reach  Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Delhi

By Road : There are many public and private vehecals available to reach Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Delhi.There are various private and public buses which ply from Delhi to Chandni Chowk. One has to reach Delhi main bus stand first to take buses to Chandni Chowk. Driving is also advisable as the road to the gurudwara is well maintained. 

By Metro : The nearest under grown metro station is Chandni Chowk metro station Delhi.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is old delhi railway station.Delhi is railway station is well connected all mejar cities in india like mumbai,kolkatta,jaipur and big railway can easily reach Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Delhi.
By Air : The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi international Airport.The delhi airport is connected all international airport.

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