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Gurudwara Mata Sundri Ji

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The Gurudwara Mata Sundri ji is a historical Gurudwara located near the JP Nayak Hospital. The Gurudwara has been built in memory of Mata Sundri who was the wife of Guru Gobind Singh. The Gurudwara has been built beautifully. The Gurudwara is the site where Mata Sundri stayed since 1727 for the rest of her life. The Gurudwara was earlier known as Mata Sundri’s Haveli.

The Gurudwara is built from lime mortar and brick and the interior flooring is marble. At the end of the hall is a beautiful gallery with marble flooring. The beam in the gallery is carved with Gurmukhi script. There is a slab in the center made of marble which carries the Sikh religious symbols. The architecture of the Gurudwara is traditional. On arriving inside the Gurudwara, visitors walk up a small gallery that leads to a staircase which further takes visitors to the main Darbar Hall. The Gurudwara is well-maintained and is quite neat. The roof has domes typical to the Sikh style of architecture. The dome sits on top of rectangular structures.

The Gurudwara is surrounded by beautiful gardens and well-kept lawns. The sanctum gives a soothing and serene feeling. The Guru Granth Sahib is kept on an elevated platform. The Darbar Sahib is encircled with a railing giving it a look of a throne. There is also a donation box right in front of the Darbar Sahib. The entire structure is constructed from marble stone. The entire sanctum is carpeted which makes it comfortable for visitors to sit and absorb the sanctity of the Gurudwara. Walking around the Gurudwara visitors can see special items belonging to Mata Sundri. There is a pair of slippers used by Mata Sundri that have been framed and put on display. One can also see the swords and other weapons that Guru Gobind Singh had given to Mata Sundri and Mata Sahib Kaur.

The Gurudwara celebrates all the Sikh festivals with full enthusiasm. The day of martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh is observed with full respect at the Gurudwara. People gather from early morning and follow various rituals including akhand path, ardass, kirtans and chanting hymns in praise of the guru. People from near and far come to visit the Gurudwara. The shrine is open for people of all castes and religions and anyone is free to come to the Gurudwara at any time of the day. The interior of the shrine is quite peaceful and people love to spend some peaceful time in the Gurudwara. Visitors can sit in the Gurudwara for as long as they want and pray, meditate or listen to the kirtans and hymns that are recited in the Gurudwara.


The Gurudwara Mata Sundri ji stands on the spot of Mata Sundri’s Haveli. According to some historians, Mata Sundri and Mata Sahib Kaur, the wives of Guru Gobind Singh accompanied him on his journey to south. However they were sent back to Delhi, as it was a safe place to stay in. before leaving Guru Gobind Singh, Mata Sahib Kaur asked him for a gift and he gave his five weapons: the sword, the khanjar, the khanda and two kattars.

Mata Sundri and Mata Sahib Kaur stayed at Mata Sundri’s Haveli even after Guru Gobind Singh passed away. After the death of Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikhs started looking up to Mata Sundri and she started taking care of the needs of the people in the community.

She used to send hukumnamas to Punjab while she continued staying in Delhi. Later she delegated Bhai Mani Singh as the head of the Golden Temple. Mata Sundri was the one who took care of Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia in his juvenile days. Later Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was directed to Punjab to work under the guidance of Nawab Kapur Singh. With the blessings of Mata Sundri he conquered several battles.

Mata Sundri left for her heavenly abode in 1747 followed by Mata Sahib Kaur a few years later. Samadhis for both the holy mothers was built on the side of Yamuna River and today can be visited in the Gurudwara Bala Sahib. After Mata Sundri expired, the weapons used by Guru Gobind Singh were conserved, some of the weapons can be seen in the Gurudwara Mata Sundri.

Every time a Sikh is named they are told to live and follow the life and teachings of Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Sundri as they are considered the spiritual father and mother.

How to Reach Gurudwara Mata Sundri Ji

The Gurudwara Mata Sundri Ji can be reached by auto rickshaws, taxis or buses. There are no direct metros to the area, but visitors can take a metro train till the Barakhamba metro station and from there they can get taxis or auto rickshaws going towards the Mahatma Gandhi flyover.


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