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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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  • I took my students here for an afternoon trip to explore the area and it was a really interesting and enjoyable experience. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore in the colony, and the area has a diff...  read more »
  • Like Japanese and Tibetan people so releaved. Place to go whenever you come to Delhi. Souvenirs and, I'm also pretty and not so expensive. We do want to relate to Buddhism.
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  • Nice place to be in Delhi. Tibetan people are very relaxed. When you step into this neighbourhood it's like another world compared to Delhi. Not so much beggars like Delhi. Good restaurants and small ...  read more »
  • Love this place along with spiritual food( Langar) served by Baba Harbans Singh Seva Jatha..
  • It's a historical Sikh gurdwara on bank of river yamuna. Beautiful location and with history more that 300 year old. Must visit while u r in New Delhi.
  • This gurudawara is very famesh for guru nanak dav
  • Shrine is named after a mound where Majnu (a boatman who used to ferry people across the Yamuna River for free) met Guru Nanak.
  • Satnam Shri Waheguru Ji
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