Gurdwara Shish Ganj, located at Chandni Chowk
in Old Delhi
, was built on the place where Mughal Emperor Aurungzeb beheaded the ninth Sikh Guru, Shri Tegh Bahadur in 1675. 'Shish' literally means 'the head'. The Guru was killed along with three of his disciples, for protesting against forced conversion of Kashmiri Hindus by Aurungzeb. It is said that his followers secretly took the Guru's head to
and his body was taken for cremation to a house which is today known as
Gurdwara Rakab Ganj
. Shish Ganj is a prominent pilgrim center of the Sikh Community and it is equally revered by the Hindus.