Pic-A-Day Project: Tribute to a Guru

Gurudwara Sis Ganj at Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib at Chandni Chowk, Delhi

Here’s a picture of the historical Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, which you must have seen while in Chandni Chowk. Although the current structure came up only in 1930, the site commemorates the spot where the 9th Sikh Guru – Tegh Bahadur – was beheaded on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1675.

In 1735, Sikh military leader Baghel Singh marched against the later Mughal king Shah Alam II and forced a settlement with him to build gurudwaras in important historical sites across the city, one of which was Sis Ganj. This shrine still houses the tree trunk under which the guru was beheaded, and attracts thousands of devotees.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. bhavanas11 says:

    nice….like the morning effect

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thank you Bhavana 🙂 I actually took this on an evening when it was just starting to get dark.

  2. mj says:

    thanks for such lovely pics. Delhi looks quite unlike itself!!

    1. wanderfool says:

      You are welcome 🙂 I know exactly what you mean…a year back when I’d started exploring, I had no idea there were such treasures around every corner of the city. I just had to look beyond the daily monotony, and read up a little about its rich past, and the whole place changed its hue!

  3. i have been here many times….and the hubby loves halwa prasad here!!


    1. wanderfool says:

      Oh really, haven’t tried the halwa prasad ever. Thanks for the tip 🙂

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