Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib – Dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur

Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib Delhi built by Baghel Singh Dhaliwal
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Visiting Detail

  • LocationChandni Chowk, Old Delhi
  • Actual Name: Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib Ji
  • Timings: 24 hours
  • Type: Sikh Gurdwara
  • Religion: Sikhism
  • Built By: Baghel Singh Dhaliwal

Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib Delhi built by Baghel Singh Dhaliwal

Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib Ji Delhi is the old and historical gurdwara in Delhi which was built by Baghel Singh Dhaliwal. It is located in Chandni Chowk, old Delhi. Baghel Singh Dhaliwal was the first who constructed the Gurdwara in 1783. He was the military general in Punjab. He constructed the Gurdwara in the memory of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur. 

It is said that this was the site where the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had killed (beheaded) Guru Tegh Bahadur on 11th November 1675.  He killed the Sikh Guru for the denial of conversion to Islam.   


After the beheading of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, his body was stolen by Lakhi Shah Vanjara who was one of his followers.Lakhi then burnt his house too for the cremation of the body of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib now exists at this site.

The tree under which his head was cut off and the well where he used to take bath have been preserved in the holy place. The police station where he and his followers were imprisoned is connected to the Gurdwara. Sunehri Masjid is closely connected to the Gurdwara.

Military General, Baghel Singh stepped into Delhi on 11th March 1783 alongwith his army. He was able to capture Diwan-i-Am from the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II. Baghel Singh made an agreement with the Mughal Emperor to upraise the gurudwaras in the city in Sikh sites.

Sis Ganj Sahib was one of the holy sites of Sikhs that he constructed which took around 8 months to complete from April 1783 to November 1783. However, it became the matter of dispute among the communities of Sikh and Muslims for creating mosque and gurdwara which resulted in legal action.  After an extended alligation British Raj favoured the Sikh petitioners. The present structure of the gurdwara was added in 1930. Gold covered  domes were later constructed. Kotwali where the Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur was imprisoned was now commended to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee in the year 2000.

Bhai Jaita (follower of the Sikh Guru) had brought the severed head of the Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur to Anandpur Sahib (a city in Punjab). Another Gurdwara was constructed on the name of the Guru Tegh Bahadur in Anandpur Sahib.

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