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SWORD, STAMP, OTHER ARTFACTS ASSOCIATED WITH GURU TEGH BAHADUR JI WILL BE PRESERVED AND CONSERVED SCIENTIFICALLY

December 24, 2019 12:48 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

Holy well  situated in Gurdwara 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 it as another Sikh   pilgrimage attraction in National Capital Delhi .

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

The kar sewa (volunteer work) for  rejuvenating and revival of sacred well has been assigned to Baba Bachan  Singh ji   Kar Sewa Bale  who has started work on the site said Sh Manjinder Singh Sirsa President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee here today .

The rejuvenation and revival of the holy well will be undertaken through leveraging technology and eco-friendly methodologies which is likely to be  completed by next three months .He said that round shape well will be excavated around 80 feet deep with active assistance of   geohydrologist      experts on natural water resource management  to ensure  fresh water from the well  from all sides round the year .

Around  1000 years old water well which has been lying idle and dry from last 100 years will be revived by next three months and the magical water  drawn from the well having healing properties  will be distributed to visiting devotees as JAL PRASAD through Chhabil constructed near entry gate of Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib  said Sh Manjinder Singh Sirsa President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee here today .

The  Sword associated with  Ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji and other articles of artifacts like Stamp  belonging to Guru Sahib which are kept in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib    will be highlighted in proper perspective to teach and educate  younger generation  about glorious history of Sikh Religion  .He said that services of renowned  archaeologists  will be hired for conservation of this extremely rare sword who was used by Sikh Guru  in the battle of Kartarpur in the year  1635.  

The sacred water of this holy well was used for undertaking   yogurt bath  for   dismembered body of of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib  ji before his creamation in   November 1675  at  Raisina hill  Village where  magnificent  Gurdwara Rakab  Ganj Sahib  was constructed in the year  1783  at a cost of 25 lakh rupees in  12 years time period .Around  1000 years old water well which has been lying idle and dry from last 100 years will be revived by next 3 months and the magical water  drawn from the well having healing properties  will be distributed to visiting devotees as JAL PRASAD through Chhabil. 

He said that DSGMC has decided to  highlight  heritage structure and places associated with  ninth  Guru  Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji to throw light on supreme  sacrifices made by Sikh Guru for protecting the rights of  Hindu Kashmiri Pandits  by  giving up his life for freedom of religion, reminding Sikhs and non-Muslims in India to follow and practice their beliefs without fear of persecution and forced conversions by Muslims.

He said that it has been decided that   new building  structures   will be constructed at  Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to develop modern amenities and latest facilities to the visiting devotees under which around 2.5 crore rupees will be spent to construct  5000 square feet new  eco friendly double storey building  having Air Conditioner facilities like ,, Resting Rooms , Devottees Slip , Sale of  Prasad and Flowers  , Joda Ghar (Shoe Racks) ,Lockers ,Benches , Chairs etc  will be made  available under single roof for visiting devotees  and added that  present old structure  which hinders clear view of Holy Well will be dismantled to provide clear  view/darshan  of   holy well  to the visiting devotees and also construct  other infrastructure like  benches  etc so as devotees can take rest at this place.

A new Chhabil has been constructed this year in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex   for providing clean water to visiting devotees under which water tanks having 5000 litres storage capacity with RO facilities  have been set up  to meet drinking water needs of the gurdwara devotees and added that besides visiting devotees the clean drinking water is also provided to  bus passengers / security personals deployed in the area  and other  needy persons like daily wage construction workers  who approach authorities for clean drinking water for its staff / duty personal etc He said that an average 1500 persons are provided neat clean drinking water from this Chhabil Daily and main rush is experienced during summer season when  people experiencing scorching summer heat needs to quench their thirst immediately   to save themselves from ill effects of  soaring temperature  and save themselves from Sun Stroke etc.  

The present management has added many new facilities for visiting pilgrims to facilitate their visit and enhance their stay at the holy shrine .

The shrine has emerged as favourite tourist attraction in recent years where around 6 lakh foreign tourist visited holy shrine last year and this year around 10 lakh foreign tourist are likely to visit holy shrine .He said that  round the clock langar service has been in operation to provide hot tasty food to the needy ,poor and visiting  devottees keeping  the best traditions of the sikh religion intact  .He said that thousands people are fed through  Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Langar daily and besides it visiting devotees also  undertake  Tea/Snacks / Fruit / Sweets langar in gurdwara complex  from time to time to wipe out hunger from the society

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