Those who visit Delhi, never miss the chance of visiting Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Let’s see, what is this place all about.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, one of the noticeableshrines in Delhi. This has been one of the significant place of worship. Despite being situated at the busiest street (Connaught Place) of the busiest city (New Delhi), Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is so calm and serene.
Looking at it history, it was the bungalow of Mirza Raja Jai Singh (a Ruler of the kingdom of Amber and the General of the Mughal Empire). He was the follower of the eighth Guru of Sikhs- ‘Shri Guru Harkrishan’, who stayed here for a few months as guest of Raja Jai Singh. It is prevalentthat Guru Harkrishan helped to heal many sick people, served the ill and is said to have taken smallpox upon him and refused to accept any treatment, he could not survive anymore. After his passing, Raja Jai Singh dedicated his residence to him and named the placeas Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.
Conspicuous areas at the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
This is a very beautiful pond, within the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib premises. The devotees take a dip in the holy pond and do theParikrama. You can also see, lot of gold fishes in this sacred water. Since this is considered pure and holy water, washing hands & feet and throwing anything in the water is strictly prohibited.
This is a tall flagpole which indicates the existence of a Gurudwara. Disciples pay homage to the same by doing Parikrama (Circumambulation) around the Nishan Sahibji.
Besides, the Gurdwara has a hospital and a library, which are open to all. The Gurdwara offers LangarSeva round the clock to feed the hungry.
Best Time to Visit the Gurdwara
Although, every time is a good time to visit the place, as it is open round the clock. But early morning and late evening is the time when you will experience deep peace, within yourself. Sundays are the days when the place gets maximum footfall.
How to Reach
Delhi Metro: – For fast and easy connectivity, one can take metro till Patel Chowk Metro Station or Rajiv Chowk Metro Station ad walk till the Gurdwara. If you are coming from Delhi Airport or Gurgaon, you can also consider taking ‘Airport Express metro’ and get down at Shivaji Stadium Station, which is also close to the Gurdwara.
Local Transport: – local Transport such as auto or taxi are easily available to reach to the Gurdwara, from all parts of the city.
If you are travelling to Delhi, from some other part of the country, you can easily find many Budget Hotels in Delhi near Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
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So, next time when you plan to visit Delhi, do visit this sacred place and experience the divine bliss and religious revival at this holy abode, it is unbelievably fascinating, you will get one such experience that can only be registered on an emotional and spiritual level.