Guru ka Tal is a historical Sikh pilgrimage place dedicated to the memory of ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji. Guru ka Taal is near Sikandra in Agra. The Gurudwara was built over the place where the Guru Tegh Bahadur offered voluntary arrest to Aurangazeb, the Mughal Emperor. Several devotees gather every year to pay homage to the great Sikh guru ( who was marytyred along with his followers for sake of freedom to practice one's faith) in this Gurudwara.
The Agra Guru Ka Taal is the most revered and venerated place of the Sikhs dwelling in Agra. Of the 10 Sikh prophets four are supposed to have visited this holy place. This beautiful gurudwara is located within the boundaries of Sikandra and every year it witnesses huge tourist influx.
This historic structure dates back to the 17th century. Guru Ka Taal was erected in 1970s. Earlier it was a Taal (reservoir) in the area near Sikandra. It was built in 1610 AD to collect and conserve rainwater in Agra during Jehangir reign. The water of the reservoir was used for irrigation purposes during the dry season. The reservoir was ornamented with stone carvings. This is said to be the place where the Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down his arms to offer arrest to Aurangazeb. The Gurudwara called Guru Ka Taal and was started in the 1970s due to the contributions and arduous efforts of Sant Baba Sadhu Singhji "Mauni".
About Guru ka Taal
The Agra Guru Ka Taal is a holy place of worship for the Sikh. The four Sikh gurus of the 10 Sikh gurus are said to have paid it a visit. Enjoying both historical and religious importance, this gurudwara attracts end number of devotees and tourists. Every year thousands of devotees gather here to pay homage to the great Sikh guru. This 17th century red stone structure is reckoned among the magnificent architectural wonders of India. Boasting elaborate stone carvings and 8 towers of the 12 original towers, this gurudwara beckons travelers from far and away to bask in its glory.
The Guru Ka Taal in Agra is a very popular tourist attraction. It is kept open from dawn to dusk everyday. You don't need to pay admission charges to enter its premises. To reach this gurudwara you need to come to Baluchpura Railway Station which is just 5 km away from Sikandra.