PM Modi makes unscheduled visit to Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib
First Published Dec 20, 2020, 9:39 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi on Sunday morning visited the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to pay obeisance to Guru Teg Bahadur for his supreme sacrifice. Guru Tegh Bahadur is remembered for his selfless service to people.
PM Narendra Modi on Sunday morning visited the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to pay obeisance to Guru Teg Bahadur for his supreme sacrifice.
According to officials, the prime minister's visit was sudden and there was also no police bandobast or traffic barriers to the common man during his visit.
Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, a historic gurdwara near Parliament House in New Delhi, was built in 1783, after Sikh military leader Baghel Singh Dhaliwal (1730-1802) captured Delhi, on March 11, 1783.
This one marks the site of cremation of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, after his martyrdom in November 1675 for saving Hindu Kashmiri Pandits, under orders of Aurangzeb.
Guru Tegh Bahadur is remembered for his selfless service to people. He travelled across the country with the teachings of Guru Nanak -- the first Sikh Guru.
Anandpur Sahib, the famous holy city and a global tourist attraction in the foothills of Himalayas, was founded by Guru Tegh Bahadur
After visiting the Sikh shrine, Prime Minister Modi tweeted: "This morning, I prayed at the historic Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, where the pious body of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was cremated."
"I felt extremely blessed. I, like millions around the world, am deeply inspired by the kindnesses of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji."
He further tweeted, "It is the special Kripa of the Guru Sahibs that we will mark the special occasion of the 400th Parkash Parv of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji during our Government’s tenure."
"Let us mark this blessed occasion in a historic way and celebrate the ideals of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji."
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