Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the famous and prominent Sikh gurdwara. This is a Sikh house of worship which is located in Delhi, India. There is a close association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib made with a special pool inside its complex. This is known as the “Sarovar”.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is said to be one of the most peaceful place in the city. This is well known as gurudwara in Delhi. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is believed to be built originally as a bungalow in 1664 for Raja Jai Singh – an Indian Ruler. In 1644, the eighth of ten Sikh gurus, Guru Har Krishan Singh welcomed as guest by Raja Jai Singh in Delhi. Smallpox epidemic was raging in Delhi at that time.
As per history his touch had magical healing powers as he could able to heal thousands. But he eventually died on March 30, 1664 – in the same Bungalow. After his death Sardar Bhagel Singh –military general built the Gurudwara on place where guru Har Krishan helped the sick. There is a golden dome which is is belived to be made of Ashtadhatu (a combination of eight metals: gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, tin, iron and mercury)
The well from where he took the water transformed to a sarovar (a small holy pond) and this water is believed to having healing properties. Sikhs carry this water throughout the world back to their homes and known as “Amrit”. At least 15,000 people visit the shrine on a normal weekday. There is facility for 8,000 people to eat langar daily. They offer dal-chawal (lentil and rice), sabzi-roti (vegetable and chapatis) and kheer (rice pudding).
- Address: Ashoka Road, Connaught Place,Next to Grand Post Office, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
- Phone: 011 2334 0174
- Fee: No Entry Fee
- Visiting Hours: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM