Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rakab Ganj Gurdwara, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Delhi

Rakab Ganj Gurdwara, built in 1732 by Lakhi Banjara, the devotee who performed the last rites of the martyred Guru Teg Bahadur. Located on the road in New Delhi Pant, opposite the Parliament House. An interesting legend is attached to Rakab Ganj Gurdwara. It is said that Guruji were executed by order of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for not converting to Islam. After he was beheaded, Lakhi Singh escaped with the body of Guruji to his house and the body cremated and then set fire to the house to remove any evidence. When the fire is extinguished, it became the holy relics in an urn and buried in the same place.

Rakab Ganj Gurdwara was built to commemorate the event. It is said that at that time, the area was a market for his temper - the step "is known as 'Rakab" and "market" is known as' Ganj. Thus, the name of the sanctuary as Rakab Ganj Gurdwara! The Gurdwara, white building with a prominent domes occupies an important place in the Sikh community in India. Surrounded by beautiful gardens on all sides. It has four entrances, with the representation that is open to all irrespective of caste, creed or religion. The huge Gurdwara took 12 years to build, at a cost of 25 lakh.