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Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Ji


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गुरुद्वारा सीसगंज साहिब जी (Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Ji) - Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006

गुरुद्वारा सीसगंज साहिब जी (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਸੀਸ ਗੰਜ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ, English: Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Ji) dedicated to ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, one of the nine historical gurdwaras in Delhi. First established in 1783 by Baghel Singh to commemorate the martyrdom site the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur. It marks the site Sikh Guru was beheaded on the orders of the Mughal emperor on 11 November 1675, Aurangzeb, for refusing to convert to Islam. Read More About History

The present gurudwara structure was built in 1930. The trunk of tree under which the Guru was beheaded is also preserved here as is the well from which he took bath while in the prison. Also standing adjoining the gurdwara is the Kotwali (police station), where Guru was imprisoned and his disciples were tortured.

Across the road and facing the Gurudwara, where the faithful disciples of the Great Guru Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Dyala and Bhai Sati Das were tortured to death at about the same time.

Key Highlights

  • The Great Martyrs Place of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
  • Oldest Historical Gurudwara of Delhi.
  • Nearby Shahid Chowk Dedicated to Great Guru Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Dyala and Bhai Sati Das.

Vishesh Kirtan 17 - 18 June 2017

7:00 PM - 12:15 AM
Vishesh Kirtan Samagam at Shaheedi Chowk, Chandni Chowk Road, Old Delhi.

Information

Timing
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Event / Festival
Basic Services
Drinking Water, Prasad, Langar, Puja Samagri, CCTV Security, Shoe Store, Parking
Founder
Sardar Baghel Singh
Founded
1783 (Renovated: 1930)
Address
Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006
Photography
No (It's not ethical to capture photograph inside the temple when someone engaged in worship! Please also follow temple`s Rules and Tips.)
Coordinates
28.655949°N, 77.232564°E

Timeline

11 November 1675

Shahadat of Ninth Sikh Guru Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur by mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

24 November 1675

Guru Tegh Bahadur`s younger brother Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Dyala and Bhai Sati Das become Shahid.

1783

First Gurudwara established on martyrdom site.

1930

The present gurudwara structure was built in 1930.

Photo Gallery

Photo in Full View
Main Entrance of Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib, Gurudwara in Full view

Main Entrance of Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib, Gurudwara in Full view

Gold plated Shikhar

Gold plated Shikhar

Main Entrance of Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib

Main Entrance of Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib

Top of the Shikhar

Top of the Shikhar

Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib

Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib

Top of the Shikhar

Top of the Shikhar

Bhai Mati Das Ji Chowk

Bhai Mati Das Ji Chowk

High Nishan Sahib

High Nishan Sahib

Bhai Mati Das Ji, bhai Sati Das Ji and Bhai Dyala Ji Samadhi

Bhai Mati Das Ji, bhai Sati Das Ji and Bhai Dyala Ji Samadhi

Punjabi Religious Quotes

Punjabi Religious Quotes

Bhai Mati Das Meseum

Bhai Mati Das Meseum

History

Before His (ninth Sikh Guru) body could be quartered and exposed to public view, it was stolen under the cover of darkness by one of his disciples, Lakhi Shah Vanjara, who then burnt his house to cremate the Guru's body. This place is marked by another gurdwara, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.

The severed head ("Sis" in Hindi or Punjabi) of Guru Tegh Bahadur was brought to Anandpur Sahib by Bhai Jaita, another disciple of the Guru. before It was cremated he held on Ambala city for a night and there is a another Gurudwara as well by the name of Shri Sis ganj Gurdwara, Gobind Rai, who would later become Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs.

भाई मतिदास जी (Punjabi: ਭਾਈ ਮਤੀ ਦਾਸ, English: Bhai Mati Das Ji) (24 November 1675) is one of the great martyrs in Sikh history. He along with his younger brother Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dyal Das, all disciples of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur, were executed along with Guruji at the Kotwali (police-station) near the Sunehri Masjid in the Chandni Chowk, under the express orders of emperor Aurangzeb.

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