Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a surprise visit to Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in the Capital today to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of the 9th Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur.
The video of Modi’s unscheduled visit is shared widely on social media. Reports suggest no barriers or restrictions were placed on worshippers during the PM’s visit.
Modi was to share his pictures on twitter later. “The Guru defended the Hindu religion and gave the message of universal communion,” he tweeted.
— ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2020
Modi has also tweeted yesterday on the occasion of Shaheedi Diwas, the day when Guru Tegh Bahadur was martyred.
“Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’s life epitomised courage and compassion. On his Shaheedi Diwas, I bow to the great Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and recall his vision for a just and inclusive society,” Modi had tweeted.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was publicly beheaded by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi for refusing to convert to Islam.
In Delhi, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib mark the places of his execution and cremation of his mortal remains.