Gurdwara Majnu Ka Tila

Gurdwara Majnu ka Tila is one of the important religious places of Sikhs.

It is situated on the Grand Trunk Road, in Timarpur region of New Delhi. The shrine is dedicated to Guru Nanak, who hallowed this place during his visit to Delhi in the 15th century. The small structure was expanded in 1980s to a larger white marble structure, with a cusped dome. It was also proposed to be covered with gold leaf work. There is an interesting story associated with the Majnu ka Tila Gurudwara. According to the tale, a Muslim hermit used to live on this hillock, during the reign of Sikander Lodhi. He used to row people across River Yamuna free of charge. He so yearned for glimpse of God that the local people called him ‘Majnu’. It is said that he finally attained enlightenment by the blessings of Guru Nanak and became his devout disciple. Since then, his hermitage came to be known as the Majnu ka Tila. The devout love of Majnu towards God and his radiant spirit finally led to construction of this shrine, to commemorate him and Guru Nanak. On Baisakhi, a ‘langar’ is arranged here every year, to celebrate the birth of Khalsa.

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