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Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib

Entry Fee: - There is no entry fee to this Gurudwara.

Close to Parliament House in New Delhi, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj is said to be a very historic Gurudwara in the capital. Constructed in the year 1783, this was made after the Sikh leader from Military, Baghel Singh on March 11, 1783 captured Delhi and during this time, many shrines were built to make his stay more comfortable. Also, the cremation site of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru was made under the orders of Aurangzeb in the time November 1675. Also a mosque was built close to that spot where a gurudwara was later built by the permission of Emperor Shah Alam II.


Lakhi Shah Banjara and his son Bhai Naghaiya had burnt down their houses to ashes to cremate the Sikh saint Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was killed in Chandni Chowk in the year 1675, November 11. It was done upon the orders from Aurangzeb as the Sikh saint refused to change his religion from Sikh to Islam.

The place where his head was separated from his body is known as the famous Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Bhai Jata then took that head to Anandpur Sahib in Punjab from Delhi. The head was then cremated by Gobind Rai, the son of the brave Sikh. He was later known as Guru Gobind Singh, the famous 10th and the last Sikh Guru. At Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, the headless body of Guru Tegh Bahadur was cremated.

A memorial is being planned by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee for those Sikh’s who lost their life in the 1984 riots at the same site. The Delhi High Court is on the process of considering the construction that has been challenged by a petition. But the foundation stone has been kept.


Pandit Pant Marg,
Presidents Estate,
New Delhi, Delhi 110001
South Block, Rakab Ganj New Delhi, DL 110004‎
CALL: 011 2371 2581

How to Reach

The main airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport. You can hire many taxis and autos from the airport that will take you to any part of Delhi.

The main railway stations are Old Delhi Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and New Delhi Railway Station. Again one can hire taxis and autos to go anywhere in Delhi. Also, many state buses run from the station to various parts of Delhi.

The best mode of transport in Delhi is the metro service and is the easiest way to commute in Delhi. One can get into the Central Secretariat Metro to go to the Gurudwara.


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