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Majnu ka Tilla, New Delhi

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Majnu-ka-tilla is a Tibetan colony in Delhi, India that was established around 1960. Majnu-ka-tilla is officially called New Aruna Nagar Colony, Chungtown, and Samyeling. It is part of North Delhi district and is located between the Yamuna River and Delhi's Outer Ring Road near ISBT Kashmiri Gate.HistoryThe historic name of area, literally means the hillock of Majnu, after the tilla or mound where during the reign of Sikandar Lodhi (r. 1489–1517) on Delhi Sultanate, a local Iranian Sufi mystic, Abdulla nicknamed Majnu (crazy), met Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak on July 20, 1505. Majnu ferried people across the Yamuna river for free as a service to God, his devotion resulted in the Nanak staying here till end July. In later history Sikh military leader Baghel Singh built the Majnu ka Tila Gurudwara to commemorate the stay in 1783, and the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Har Gobind also stayed here. Today it is one of oldest extant Sikh shrines in Delhi and the surrounding estate of donated by early 19th-century Sikh emperor, Ranjit Singh.
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  • Visit to India is always here. The town of exiles from Tibet. Met at the sight, I don't think India, said Japanese and greets so kindly. Tibetan meals are also available. See foreign and Japanese most is to stay a few months, but it is rare. Is India in foreign countries, take a look at the visit.
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