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Gurudwara Sahib Majnu Ka Tila

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The Gurudwara Sahib Majnu Ka Tila is built on the right side of the Yamuna River. It is right across the Timarpur Colony past the Khyber Pass. The Gurudwara celebrates the festival of Baisakhi, the birth anniversary of Khalsa with a lot of enthusiasm. The Gurudwara committee also organizes a huge langar on the Baisakhi festival. People from various faiths, castes and creed visit the Gurudwara during the Baisakhi celebrations.

The Gurudwara is built on white marble and has a beautiful and impressive top. Placed on the side of the Yamuna River, the Gurudwara is beautiful and gives serene settings. The Gurudwara can beautifully be pictured especially during sunset and sunrise. During the celebration of Baisakhi and birth anniversary of Khalsa special prayers, kirttans, ardas and akhand paaths are conducted. The Gurudwara also celebrates Puranmashi or full moon day. People visit the Gurudwara during these celebrations and enjoy all the fun and excitement.

Today, in the surroundings of the Gurudwara is a Tibetan colony, which is home to several Tibetans that offer several options of delicious food and exciting shopping options. A visit to the Gurudwara Sahib Majnu Ka Tila should be clubbed with a visit to the Tibetan colony. The Gurudwara is open every day all around the year and can be visited at any time. The daily rituals at the Gurudwara start early in the morning and continue throughout the day. The best time to visit the Gurudwara is during the Baisakhi celebrations when the area boasts of festivities and people can have a fun filled time.

There is a beautiful garden in front of the Gurudwara, which overlooks the River Yamuna. The Gurudwara complex has staff quarters, an office for the Gurudwara committee and two halls: one old hall and a main hall. The garden is located behind the Gurudwara complex and can easily be accessed. The Gurudwara is topped with traditional Sikh architecture. There is a central huge dome and two smaller domes on either side. The domes sit on rectangular architecture. The Gurudwara is white in color and the interiors and domes on the roof have been carved beautifully. There is a short flight of steps that lead to the main hall of the Gurudwara. People can stay in the Gurudwara for as long as they want and read scriptures, meditate or listen to kirtans and ardas.


A strange story is linked to the Gurudwara. It is thought that once a Muslim sage lived during the time of Sikandar Shah Lodhi. The man was devoted to God in such a way that he lost all his conscious of the world and worldly pleasures. People started calling him Majnu. Apart from meditating and praying he also used to ferry people through the river free of cost. During one of his journeys, Guru Nanak Dev happened to meet Majnu and talked to him about God. Majnu was thoroughly impressed by Guru Nanak Dev that he turned out to be a true follower of the guru. He got special blessings from the guru that he would always be remembered and hence the Gurudwara was named after him.

Another significance of the site of the Gurudwara is that it was the place where Guru Har Gobind camped when he came to visit Emperor Jahangir. The guru started preaching and several people from far and near came to listen to him. The emperor became wary of his preaching and confined him in the Gwalior Fort. After he was released he again stayed at the site of the Gurudwara on his way back. To commemorate both the incidents a Gurudwara was constructed on the site. 

It is also said that when Guru Har Rai sent his son Ram Rai to Delhi to explain the beliefs of Sikhism to Aurangzeb, he stayed at the Gurudwara. Ram Rai showed Aurangzeb some miracles close to the well which is in the Gurudwara complex.

In 1738, Sardar Baghel Singh stayed at the site of the Gurudwara when he visited Delhi. During his stay be built a small structure in honor of the Sikh gurus. Later the building was made from marble on the orders of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The current building of the gurudwara was constructed in 1950 but most of the old construction can still be seen.

How to Reach Gurudwara Sahib Majnu Ka Tila

The Gurudwara Sahib Majnu Ka Tila can be reached from any part of Delhi. Buses, taxis and auto rickshaws are available from all parts of Delhi to the Gurudwara Sahib Majnu Ka Tila. Metro trains are also available till near the Gurudwara. The nearest metro station is the Vidhan Sabha metro station. From there visitors can take auto rickshaws or taxis to reach the Gurudwara.


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