Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
The place has a very close association with the eight Sikh Guru named Guru Har Krishan. You will find ponds inside known as the "Sarovar". This article covers almost everything about Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
One of the prominent Sikh pilgrimage centers in Delhi, the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located on Ashok Road with close proximity to the Connaught Place. Originally this place was the Bungalow(haveli) of Mirza Raja Jai Singh, hence the name Bangla Sahib. It's original name was Jaisinghpura Palace.
The Gurudwara premises include the main prayer hall (containing the Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs), the water tank in the middle, a library, a museum, a hospital, a school and an art gallery. As similar to all gurudwaras, langar is served in the Bangla Sahib where everyone irrespective of religion, caste or creed is welcome to share a meal. . People from various religions, castes and places visit this holy place The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee has established a hospital in the basement of the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib. The Khalsa Girls School is there in the adjacent building. A pond of 225 x 235 feet has been built solely with donations from the devotees. The Art Gallery present in the basement of the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is worth seeing. They exhibit the paintings depicting historical events related with the Sikh history. The gallery is named after the Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh.
Important information for visitors are: • The Gurudwara is open 24 hours, all days of the week. • Entry is free. • You are required to dress modestly and keep your head covered inside the Gurudwara premises. • You are required to remove your shoes before entering the Gurudwara. • On the birth anniversary of Guru Har Krishan, special gatherings and prayers are held. • The nearest metro station is Patel Chowk which falls on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro.