Gurudwara Bangla Sahib – A Must Visit Religious Place in Delhi!

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Delhi, the Indraprastha, land of Mughals and the capital city have many architectural wonders for India to be proud of. Every small and big hotel, restaurants near Delhi airport, shops at Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place feel a sense of pride to put out a Delhi wonder on the walls.

• About Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Looking over the busy streets of Connaught Place, stands the most revered Sikh temple of Delhi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The gurdwara remains open every day to invite people of all races, caste, and creed and embraces them in the serenity of the place.

• Temple or a Palace?
A Mughal Mirza, Raja Jai Singh I built a magnificent palace at the centre of what was called the Jaisingh Pura, now known as Connaught Place or Rajiv Chowk. So, what you see now was originally an Amber Raja bungalow built during the Mughal era and turned into a gurdwara much later.

• A Brief History of the Gurdwara
Guru Har Krishan Singh, the 8th Sikh Guru, stayed at the magnificent bungalow of Raja Jai Singh I on his visit to Delhi in 1644. An onset of cholera brought lakhs of devotees and patients to the Raja’s door who were cured by the Guru till his last breath.

• Palace turned to a Gurdwara
Much later in the year 1783, Sardar Bhagel Singh came across the palace on his mission of plundering the imperial capital. He built many gurdwaras including the one that you see now, right where the eighth Sikh Guru took his last breath. The temple Sarovar still is believed to have magical healing powers bestowed by the Sikh Guru.

• Modern-day facilities
The gurdwara provides all modern facilities including AC Yatri Niwas, multi-storeyed car parking system, health care, etc. The temple, being at close proximity to the best banquet halls in aerocity, is also a perfect Sikh wedding venue.

History, pilgrimage or architecture, whatever your interest is, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib remains on your to-do list on your visit to the imperial capital city.

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