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Delhi’s famous Majnu-ka-tilla tells Indian history tales dating back to 15th century

The Communist Chinese invasion in 1950 led to years of turmoil, that culminated in the complete overthrow of the Tibetan Government and the self-imposed exile of the Dalai Lama and 100,000 Tibetans have taken refuge in India since1959

A monastery and Buddhist temple that practise Tibetan Buddhism are located at Majnu-ka-tilla, a Tibetan refugee camp installed for the people of Tibet fled in 1950s after the chinese aggression in Tibet. Photographs and Video : Rajeev Bhatt

Majnu-ka-tilla (MT) is a colony in Delhi, India, founded in the 1950's. Samyeling, Chungtown, and New Aruna Nagar Colony are the official names for Majnu-ka-Tilla.

Readymade garments on sale at market being operated by Tibetans second generations in Majnu-ka-tila. very popular among young students of Delhi University which is near by to do shopping and eat Momos.

It is a part of the North Delhi district and is situated close to ISBT (Inner State Bus Terminal) Kashmiri Gate on the Yamuna River's (NH-1) side. The area's historical name, Majnu Hill, refers to the tilla or mound where, in 1505, a local Iranian Sufi mystic by the name of Abdulla, nicknamed as Majnu, met Guru Nanak Dev. Seeing Manju’s devotion to God, the Sikh Guru made a stay there for several days.

A monastery and Buddhist temple that practise Tibetan Buddhism are located at Majnu-ka-tilla

The sixth Sikh guru, Guru Har Gobind, also made a stay here. Later on, Sikh military leader Baghel Singh Dhaliwal constructed the Majnu ka Tila Gurudwara to honour the visit in 1783. Ranjit Singh, the early 19th-century Sikh ruler, gave the surrounding estate and it is now one of the oldest Sikh shrines still in existence in Delhi.

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