in Delhi Tourist Spots on July 08, 2016 . 0 Comments.

GURUDWARA SISGANJ is on Chandni Chowk now called Fountain Chowk.  Here the ninth Sikh Guru Tegbahadur was beheaded on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1675 as he refused to convert to Islam.  Nobody had the courage to pick up his corpse and than suddenly a strong storm with pouring started when two followers of the guru ran away with his head and body.  

The head was taken to Chakk Nanaki in Anandpur Sahib (Punjab) and the body to Rakab Ganj (Delhi).   On 11 March 1783 Sikhs entered Red fort in Delhi under the command of Baba Bhagel Singh and occupied the Diwan-i-Am, the Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II, made a settlement with them agreeing to allow Baba Baghel Singh to raise Gurdwaras on Sikh historical sites and realize six annas in a rupee of all the Octrai duties and tax collected by state (37.5 %). Baba Baghel Singh stayed in Sabzi Mandi area of Delhi, with 4000 troops, and took charge of the police station in Chandani Chowk. He located seven sites conencted with the lives of the Gurus and had shrines raised thereon within the space of eight months, from April to November 1783. Gurdwara Sis Ganj marked the spot in the main Mughal street of Chandani Chowk where Guru Tegh Bahadur had been executed. Gurdwara Rikabganj, near modern day Parliament House, where the body was cremated.Bangla Saheb and Bala Sahab commemorated the Eight Guru, Guru Har Kishan. Three other Gurdwaras were built at Majnu ka Tila, Moti Bagh, and Telivara.

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