Majnu Ka Tilla or Gurdwara Majnu Ka Tilla is a famous tourist and religious spot in Delhi. A Sikh Gurdwara is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and is visited by many pilgrims from all over India, especially on Baisakhi.
There is a legend behind the foundation of Gurdwara here. During the time of Sikander Lodi (1489-1517 A.D.), there was a Muslim hermit who used to meditate here in order to have a glimpse of God. He was so involved in his medication that he became very thin and shabby. People around started calling him crazy or Majnu in local language.
The time he didn't medicated he used to ferry people across River Yamuna for free. Once Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism was walking by the river when he came upon Majnu. He gave blessings to Majnu. Here Majnu attained enlightenment and thus became a disciple of Guruji.
Gurji became pleased with the dedication of Majnu and said, "Your name will be immortalized".
Later in Muslim hermit's memory, a Gurdwara was built at the very place and came to know as Gurdwara Majnu Ka Tila.
The 6th Guru of Sikh, Guru Har Gobind ji also visited and stayed in this Gurdwara for a short time and hence this Gurdwara has a special importance for Sikhs community of Delhi.
Langars are carried out every day, which sees hundreds of pilgrims gathering. During the festive season, special langars are carried out.
If you are on a pilgrimage tour in Delhi then a visit to Majnu ka Tilla is a must to visit place.