Delhi Gurdwaras hold reverence not only for Sikhs, but people of other faiths as well. Also, almost all the Gurudwaras in Delhi has some interesting legend attached to it. Each of the below mentioned gurudwara is a famous Gurdwara of New Delhi.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is situated near to Connaught Place in New Delhi.
The place where the Gurdwara now stands was once a splendid bungalow of
Raja Jai Singh Amber of Jaipur. Guru Sri Harkishan, the eighth guru of
the Sikhs, stayed in this bungalow as guest of Raja Jai Singh. Since
that time, the bungalow has assumed sanctity for both Hindus as well as
Sikhs. Delhi Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, in has a quite simple and large main
hall covered by a small golden dome with a sculpted bronze cupola.
Gurdwara Rakab Ganj
Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib was constructed in the year 1732 by Lakhi
Banjara. He performed the last rites of the martyred Sikh Guru Teg
Bahadur. There is an interesting legend attached to Rakaabganj
Gurudwara, in New Delhi. The legend has it that Lakhi ran away to his
home with the body of Guru ji. There, he cremated the body on a pile of
sandalwood. To remove any evidence, he even set fire to the house.
Later, when the fire extinguished, he gathered the holy ashes and put
them in an urn, which he buried on the cremation site itself. It is
believed that Delhi Gurdwara Rakab Ganj was built, there itself, as a
commemoration of the event.
Gurdwara Sis Ganj
Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib was built to commemorate the martyrdom of Guru
Teg Bahadur. It is situated in Chandni Chowk, on the same site where
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the beheading of Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur
in the year 1675. It is said that when Guru Tegh Bahadur died, no one
had the courage to pick up his body. Suddenly, it started raining
heavily. Then, two of the brave followers of Guruji took his head and
body and fled.
Gurdwara Majnu ka Tila
Gurdwara Majnu Ka Tila is situated opposite Timarpur Colony beyond
Khyber Pass in Delhi. The Gurdwara is dedicated to Guru Nanak who
sanctified this place in the 15th century. Delhi Gurdwara Majnu Ka Tilla
has quite an interesting story behind its foundation. It is believed
that a fakir (Muslim hermit) used to live on the banks of river Yamuna
during the rule of Sultan Sikander Lodi. Carrying people across the
river in his boat for free, prayer and meditation were the sole aims in
Gurdwara Nanak Piao
Gurdwara Nanak Piao is situated on Rana Pratap Road in the Shakti Nagar
area of New Delhi. The gurdwara was built to commemorate Sri Nanak Dev,
the first Sikh Guru. The site where the Delhi Gurdwara Nanak Piao stands
was once a garden where the Guru camped during his visit to Delhi in
1505. The people, who came to visit the Guru during his visit, used to
present him and his bard Mardana with numerous gifts, which he
distributed among the deprived and poor.