Guru ka Tal, Agra

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Guru ka Tal is a historical Sikh gurudwara in Agra. It is situated close to Baluchpura Railway Station and Sikandra on the outskirts of Agra. It was built in 1970 with the dedicated efforts and contributions primarily of the Sikh community under the pioneering leadership of Sant Baba Sadhu Singh ji Mauni.

The shrine was erected to pay homage to the ninth Sikh guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. It consists of a tal, a water reservoir, which is of special historical significance as it was here that the great Sikh Guru laid down his arms and offered himself for arrest to the forces of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

Originally there were twelve towers in the Tal, but only eight have withstood the tyranny of times. It is decorated with stone carvings. Built with red stone, the gurudwara features Mughal architectural style and its façade resembles the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Thousands of devotees from all religions not only from the city, but also from distant places visit gurudwara every year.


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