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Guru Ka Tal

Historical Sikh pilgrimage
dedicated to the memory of ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji
Near Sikandra

 

 

Guru ka Tal is a historical Sikh pilgrimage place dedicated to the memory of ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji. Guru ka Tal is near Sikandra in Agra. The Gurudwara was built over the place where the Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down his arms to offer arrest to Aurangazeb, the Mughal Emperor. Several devotees gather every year to pay homage to the great Sikh guru in this Gurudwara.

This historic structure dates back to the 17th century. Earlier it was a Tal (reservoir) in the area near Sikandra. It was built in 1610 AD to collect and conserve rainwater in Agra during Jehangir reign. The water of the reservoir was used for irrigation purposes during the dry season. The reservoir was ornamented with stone carvings. This is said to be the place where the Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down his arms to offer arrest to Aurangazeb. The Gurudwara called Guru Ka Taal was built in 1970s due to the contributions and arduous efforts of Sant Sadhu Singh Mauni.

Other Places of Interest In Agra
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Itmad-Ud-Daulah
Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra
Swami Bagh Samadhi
Mankameshwar Temple
Chini Ka Rauza
Ram Bagh
Mariam's Tomb
Mehtab Bagh
Keetham Lake

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