One of the most prominent Gurudwaras in Delhi, it is known for its association with Guru Har Krishan who is the eight Sikh Guru. Ranked as one of the best tourist and pilgrimage spots in Delhi, the structure was built in 1783.
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The Gurudwara is located near the popular Connaught Place and was built by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh, who oversaw the construction of nine other Sikh shrines in the same year, during the rule of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II. The Gurudwara was originally a bungalow that belonged to Raja Jai Singh, a 17th Century ruler. It was originally known as the Jaisinghpura Palace.
In 1664, the eight Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, where he housed victims of the smallpox and cholera epidemic. He soon contracted the illness and passed away on March 30, 1664. It is since been converted as a place of reverence to the guru.
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