“Waheguru Ji Da Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Di Fateh”
Holiest Sikh Shrines
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਬੰਗਲਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ) is an eye captivating holy place. It is a Sikh Gurdwara, though a place of love visited by people of every religion. It is located in the center of New Delhi, India and is the most prominent Sikh shrines.
The place is known for its relationship with the 8th Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan. The environment over there is quite peaceful and calm; here you find a holistic pool inside the Gurudwara said as Sarovar. The clean blue water tank reflects a perfect reflection of the Gurudwara building and its golden domes with some existing colorful fishes inside it.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Delhi
Let’s connect to the history
In 1783 Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh served this hallowed place with administering the uplift of (development) of 9 Sikh sanctuaries in Delhi around the same time, amid the rule of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.
Earlier Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was known as Jai Singh Pura Palace because It’s a bungalow belonging to Raja Jai Singh(Indian ruler in the 17th century). This historic neighborhood demolished to make way for the Connaught Place.
The 8th Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan dwelled here amid his stay in Delhi in 1664, at that time there was a pandemic of smallpox and cholera diseases. Guruji helped the anguish by guiding and providing water from well at this house. Before long he excessively gotten the sickness and in the long run kicked the bucket on March 30, 1664.
Later a water tank was constructed by Raja Jai Singh over the well as this water is now revered as having healing properties (which cures these diseases) and taken by Sikhs throughout the world back to their home’s soil was reconstructed in 1783.
Insights in Gurudwara
The entry is made through a tall arched gateway everywhere covered with golden domes with some colorful stones embedded in floral patterns.
Apart from the beautifully designed courtyard of the holy place you also get to see a museum in which the lives of the Sikh Gurus are explained with the amazing art made by the people from over the entire nation.
How to reach
For easy connectivity and smooth option one can choose to go via Delhi Metro, the nearest metro station is Patel Chowk. Otherwise one can opt for direct auto or a cab.
No entry fees.
All days open.