Gurudwara is a sikh’s holy place which is visited by people of every religion. It is a place where the main Guru Granth Sahib’s idol is worshiped in the center by all sikh people by chanting and singing bajans. There are number of Gurudwaras in India and most of them in Delhi.
Each Gurudwara consist of a library, classrooms, nursery school, and a langar hall where all the devotees are served with vegetarian foods.
Let us check top ten Gurudwaras in New Delhi:
10. Gurudwara Banda Bahadur
Located at Merhauli, New Delhi which is located near Qutub minar of New Delhi, is one of the most prominent Gurudwaras in New Delhi. This Gurudwara is lead by the most courageous Sikh leader Banda Bahadur along with his 40 followers including his son. During every Vaishaki period, this Gurudwara is more crowded with more than 30000 devotees visiting the holy place.
9. Gurudwara Mata Sundari
This is one of the most important historical Gurudwara which is named after Mata sundari, the wife of Guru Gobind Singh during the period of 16th to 17th century. This is a very famous Gurudwara which is located just behind the JP Nayak Hospital and a road has been named as “Mata Sundari” which is located in the center of New Delhi.
8. Gurudwara Majnu Ka Tila
Gurudwara Majnu Ka Tila sis believed to be built during the year 1783 by the Sikh leader Bagel Singh to honor the visit of Guru Nanak who came to this place to meet Majnu, a boat man who used to ferry people to and fro from Yamuna River for free of cost. This Shrine is said to be one of the oldest Gurudwaras in New Delhi which is located just nearby ISBT Kashmiri gate.
7. Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
This Gurudwara is located at Old Delhi Chandini Chowk and was built in the year 1783 by Sikh Leader Bagel Singh in order to pay tribute to the Ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tera Bahadur. The story behind the tribute was that Guru Tera Bahadur was beheaded by the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb who forced him to convert to Islam. Since he refused it, the spot where he was beheaded is now called as Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.
6. Gurudwara Moti Bagh
Moti Bagh is situated between MG Road and RK puram of New Delhi. Moti Bagh was built on the grounds of Tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh Sahib who visited that place with his army to help prince Muazzam in capturing Delhi. This is one of the most famous Sikh temples in North India.
5. Gurudwara Bala Sahib
It is the most famous Sikh Gurudwara which is located at the banks of the river Yamuna. It is built to pay tribute to the eighth Guru Harikrishnan Sahib and his two wives who were well known for their healing touch and love. The building is astonishing and it is exactly located at outer ring road that is opposite to Maharani Bagh colony.
4. Gurudwara Nanak Piao Sahib
In order to pay tribute to Sikhism’s great leader Guru Nanak Sahib who carried a long journey through various states in India, a garden’s owner built a Gurudwara for Guru Nanak who visited his Garden for delivering inspiring songs and speech about his religion. Later on, this spot came to be known as Gurudwara Nanak Piao Sahib.
3. Gurudwara Rakabganj Sahib
It is a Gurudwara which is the home of Delhi Sikh Management Committee. It is built on the grounds for paying tribute to the 9th Sikh leader Guru Tegh Bahadur who was beheaded by the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. It is located at Pant road facing the Parliament house of New Delhi. Surrounded by lush green garden with four entrances welcomes people of all religion and caste.
2. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Located at Connaught place of New Delhi, this is the most important and prominent Sikh temples in New Delhi. The water offered at this temple is believed to be auspicious and have healing properties to cure any kind of Disease. Eigth Guru Harikrishnan was believed to have stayed at this spot during the year 1663 and have helped many people in curing diseases such as chicken pox and small pox.
1. Gurudwara Damdama Sahib
Damdama Sahib was a small Gurudwara during the year 1783 and later it was reconstructed into a grand temple on 1984. It is famous place for all Sikhs who gather in thousands during the festival called as Hola Mohalla. This temple has been built to commemorate the meeting of Tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh with the Prince Muazzam to help the emperor in ascension of the throne.