If you are visiting Delhi, don’t miss to visit this calm and peaceful pilgrimage located in the center of the capital city, Delhi. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is very crowded on weekends (especially on Sundays).
For reaching here you can take metro, cab or auto as per your convenience. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwaras in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.”
Location: Near Connaught Place, New Delhi
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow belonging to Raja Jai Singh, an Indian ruler in the seventeenth century, and was known as Jaisinghpura Palace.
The eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan resided here during his stay in Delhi in 1664. During that time, there was smallpox and cholera epidemic, and Guru Har Krishan helped the suffering by giving aid and fresh water from the well at this house. Soon he too contracted the illness and eventually died on March 30, 1664.
Timings: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is open 24/7, each day of the year.
A small tank was later constructed by Raja Jai Singh over the well, its water is now revered as having healing properties and is taken by Sikhs throughout the world back to their homes.
You’ll need to cover your head and they’ll provide scarves for that. Shoe removal, too. In that room, you can also pick up a brochure about Sikhism. Worth a read. You’ll need to wash your feet before going up to the building.
Entry Fees: Free of Cost
If you enter the temple (move clockwise) after leaving walk back towards the entrance and you will see people offering water. Remember this is the site where water was offered to the sick and they felt that the water had healing properties. The people offering water are volunteers earning merit, not employees of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Temple.