Pic-A-Day in June: Holy Waters

Once upon a time the ‘bangla’ or residence of Raja Jaisingh, this beautiful structure housed the eighth Sikh guru, Guru Har Krishan during his stay in Delhi in 1664. The guru spent his days nursing people suffering from a cholera epidemic in those days, providing them water from a well at this ‘bangla’. Eventually the…

Pic-A-Day Project: Tribute to a Guru

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,…