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Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak jee. It is interesting that among the ten historic Gurdwaras of Delhi, some commemorate the visit by Guru Nanak dev jee. Today on this auspicious day when Guru Nanak jee was born, we bring you two Gurdwaras of Delhi that Guruji had visited.
1.Gurudwara nanak piao
Near the edge of Delhi and not far from the Subzi Mandi is the site visited by Guru Nanak.A highlight of the Gurdwarais that at this important cross road into Delhi, many travelers would pass by, and a piao or a water shed was created here for all travelers. While Guru jee was in residence here, many thousands came to meet him and listen to his discourses and this became a missionary center – a Dharamsala. Many years later this place was transformed into a Gurdwara and came to be known as Gurdwara Nanak Piau Sahib. Watch our
2.Majnu Ka Tilla
It is among the oldest historic gurdwaras in Delhi. Its importance is due to the fact that two of the Sikh Gurus, Guru Nanak Dev the first Sikh Guru and the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind visited this place and stayed here for a period of time. This Gurdwara is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River opposite Timarpur in north Delhi, not far from Delhi University. During the reign of Sultan Sikander Shah Lodhi, a Muslim hermit, a boatman lived here. His devotion to God was so intense that people called him Majnu recalling a famous Persian lover in Sufi literature whose name became symbolic of intense love. Guru Nanak Dev blessed the Muslim hermit, who became a devout disciple and the dwelling became known as Majnu-ka-Tilla and later became the Gurdwara Majnu Ka Tilla. Many Sufis, yogis and saints of Delhi met Guru jee at this place and engaged in spiritual discussions with him. Watch our video here to know more about this Gurdwara.
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