Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gurdwara Majnu ka Tila, Gurdwara Manju Ka Tila Delhi, Majnu ka Tila Gurdwara

Gurdwara Majnu ka Tila is situated on the Grand Trunk Road, in the region Timarpur New Delhi. This shrine is dedicated to Guru Nanak, that this sacred place during his visit to New Delhi in the 15th century. The small structure was expanded in the 1980s to a white marble structure larger, with a lobed dome. It was also suggested that work should be covered with gold leaf, later. There is an interesting story associated with Gurudwara Majnu ka Tila. According to the story, a Muslim hermit lived on this hill, in the reign of Sikander Lodhi.

He used to row people across the river Yamuna for free. The much longed for God's vision that the locals called him "Majnu. It is said that finally attained enlightenment by the blessings of Guru Nanak and became his devoted disciple. Since then, the shrine came to be known as Majnu ka Tila. Majnu devoted love for God and his radiant spirit eventually led to the construction of this shrine to commemorate him and Guru Nanak. Baisakhi, a 'langar' was organized here every year to celebrate the birth of the Khalsa.