Gurdwara Majnu ka Tilla - Delhi

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About Gurdwara Majnu ka Tilla

Gurdwara Majnu ka Tilla is situated on the right bank of the River Yamuna on the G. T. Road (National Highway-1), opposite Timarpur, Delhi. On Baisakhi Day, the birthday of Khalsa is celebrated here immensely. It is said that a muslim hermit had camped here on a small hill at the edge of the Yamuna during the rule of Sultan Sikander Shah Lodhi. He become very thin by fasting, because he was always lost in meditatation. He even forgets about the world around, so people started relating him to Majnu (crazy). Whenever he was not lost in meditation, he ferry people across the Yamuna in his small boat for free.

One day Guru Nanak Dev Ji, travelling across the Yamuna, came upon Majnu and blessed him. By getting the spiritual knowledge which he was seeking from such a long time, he becames a sincere disciple of Guru Ji. Guru Ji was so delighted with his loyality that He told Majnu that "your name will be immortalized". So in the memory of this Muslim Saint, this place was named Gurdwara Majnu-Ka-Tilla (the hillock of Majnu).