GURDWARA RAKAB GANJ

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Location: Delhi
Built By: Lakhi Banjara
Built In: 1732
Dedicated To: Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

Lakhi Banjara also known as Lakhi Singh, the man who had performed the last rites of the martyred Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur built this Gurdwara in 1732.

Legend Behind Gurdwara Rakab Ganj
The legend says that the body of the Guru was driven away by Lakhi Singh and a follower of the Guru to his residence. They cremated the body on a pile of sandalwood and simultaneously set the whole house on fire. Later they put the ashes in an urn and buried it on that spot only. Later Gurdwara Rakab Ganj was built at this spot.

The Gurdwara is so named because there used to live a colony of stirrup makers and sellers in this area before it was built - hence 'Rakab' or stirrup and 'Ganj' or market. This is a typical Sikh Gurdwara, and its exquisite white building with prominent domes is worth a visit.



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