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Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib

Gurudwara Rakabganj Sahib is located opposite the Lok Sabha , 5 km from New Delhi Railway Station . Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib was established in 1783 by Sardar Baghel Singh. This Gurudwara holds an important place in the tourist places of Delhi. A large number of devotees and tourists come here.
Two brave Sikhs of the Guru, Bhai Lakhi Shah Banjara and his son, Bhai Naghiya, rescued the headless body of the revered ninth Sikh Guru from Chandni Chowk in Delhi after the Guru’s execution. Both of them rescued Guruji’s body from a convoy of many bullock carts carrying bales of cotton and food items. Due to a strong dust storm, these brave Sikhs managed to carry the Guru’s body without being seen by the Mughal soldiers, who could not even know what was going on. These two Sikhs managed to quickly lift the body under the cover of a storm and then hid the body in a bullock cart under bales of cotton. Then they quickly started towards Raisina village, where they lived. On reaching his residence, Bhai Lakhi Shah Banjara placed the Guru’s body on his bed and set his entire house on fire to avoid any suspicion from the Mughal authorities. This place came to be known as Rakabganj. This tragic death of the Guru and his devoted companions took place on November 11, 1675 under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Another devoted Sikh, Bhai Jaita, carried the Guru’s head to Anandpur Sahib, 500 km (300 mi) from Sheeshganj, Chandni Chowk.

To reach Gurudwara Shri Rakab Ganj Sahib, you can use various modes of transportation. Here are different options:

1. By Car or Taxi: If you’re in Delhi or arriving at a nearby location, you can use a car or hire a taxi. You can input the gurudwara’s address into a GPS navigation system or a maps app to guide you to the destination.

2. By Metro: Delhi has an extensive metro system. You can take the Delhi Metro to the nearest metro station, which is Central Secretariat Metro Station, located nearby. From Central Secretariat Metro Station, you can hire an auto-rickshaw or take a short taxi ride to reach Gurudwara Shri Rakab Ganj Sahib.

3. By Bus:  Delhi has a well-connected bus network. You can check for local buses that have routes passing through Pandit Pant Marg. Ask for guidance from locals or bus station staff. Get off at the nearest bus stop to Guru Gobind Singh Bhawan, Pandit Pant Marg, and then walk to the gurudwara.

4. By Air: If you are arriving by air, the nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). After arriving at the airport, you can take a taxi or use a ridesharing service like Uber or Ola to reach Gurudwara Shri Rakab Ganj Sahib. The airport is approximately 15-20 kilometers away from the gurudwara.

Please note that New Delhi’s traffic conditions can be congested, so travel times may vary. It’s advisable to check for real-time traffic updates and use a navigation app for the most accurate directions. Gurudwara Shri Rakab Ganj Sahib is a prominent landmark, so asking for directions from locals or passersby should also be helpful once you are in the vicinity.

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