The Weekend Leader - Rare relics of Guru Tegh Bahadur to be preserved

Rare relics of Guru Tegh Bahadur to be preserved

New Delhi


A sword, stamp and artefacts related to 9th Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur will be preserved by the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj in New Delhi, a statement said here on Tuesday.

The conservation of the sword which was used by Guru Tegh Bahadur in the battle of Kartarpur in 1635 will be preserved by an archaeologist who would be hired soon.

A statement issued by the Gurudwara committee said, "Rakab Ganj Sahib complex which is associated with ninth Guru of Sikhism Guru Tegh Bahadur sahib will be revived and rejuvenated by building recharge structures and will be developed as another Sikh pilgrimage attraction in the National Capital".

The sacred water of this holy well was used for undertaking yogurt bath for dismembered body of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib ji before his cremation in November 1675 at Raisina hills village where magnificent Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib was constructed in the year 1783 at a cost of Rs 25 lakh in 12 years time period, said the statement.

"The work (karsewa) for rejuvenating and revival of sacred well has been assigned to Baba Bachan Singh ji, who has started work on the site," Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, said here on Tuesday.

The rejuvenation and revival of the holy well will be undertaken through leveraging technology and eco-friendly methodologies and the work is likely to be completed in the next three months.

Around a 1000 years old water well which has been lying dry for the last 100 years will be revived in the next three months.ians 

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