Delhi has nine prominent historical Gurudwaras and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of them. It is situated in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is built in 1783 by Baghel Singh to remember the calvary of the ninth Sikh Guru, Tegh Bahadur.
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib has a medieval type of construction which was build by 4000 workers. One belief is that one will get blessings of God if he/she cover his/her head before entering in the premises. There are two entrances into the Gurudwara and the main structure is a big open hall. In the middle of this open hall a holy book Guru Granth Sahib is kept under a bronze canopy. A major attraction of this gurudwara is a museum built right opposite to it.
History: It is prevalent that the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, in 1675 AD ordered to cut off the head of Guru Teg Bahadur as he refused to adopt Islam. Then one of his adherent Lakhi Shah Vanjara stole his body and burnt his house to cremate his body before public exposure. And that place is known as Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahab. Later the head of Guru Teg Bahadur was brought to Anandpur Sahib by another adherent Bhai Jaita. Then it was cremated by his the Guru’s son, Gobind Rai and known as the 10th guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh.
One can visit Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib at any day but Diwali and Baisakhi is good time to experience the spirituality of this place.