Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi

An oasis of spirituality in the chaotic capital city, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is one of the must-visit places in Delhi. The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara is a popular center of pilgrimage for thousands of people every day. A revered pilgrimage for Sikhs, people from various religions, castes and places visit this holy place.

The Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is housed in a bungalow which was formerly owned by Raja Jai Singh of Amber (Jaipur). The 8th Guru Sri Harkrishan had been here as a guest of Raja Jai Singh until he left for his heavenly abode in 1661 AD. In Delhi, the Guru served the humble and the people affected by cholera and smallpox. He gave medicines, food and clothes to the needy. A small tank was built by Raja Jai Singh. The Sarovar contains water which is said to cure ailments.

One of the tourist attractions in the Gurdwara is the gallery is named after the Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh. The Art Gallery is present in the basement and is definitely worth seeing. They exhibit the paintings depicting historical events related with the Sikh history.

As you step this haven you will feel enveloped in bliss. The soft hymns sung are truly otherworldly. The Kharah Prasad, the divinely delicious halwa made of pure ghee is truly bliss. Do not leave without having the humble langar. It is food for the soul.

Assistance to foreigners and visitors with Guides, head scarves, and shoe-minding service can be found inside the compound and are available free of charge. There is a Yatri Niwas where people can stay free of cost. Anyone can volunteer to help keep the shoes in the shoe-minding room, and cleaning the grounds of the Gurudwara.

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