Dedicated to Guru Hari Krishan Sahib, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi is famous as Sikh pilgrimage center. It is one of the most important historical and sacred pilgrimage destinations of the Sikh community..
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi is the ‘Haveli’ or palace, where Guru Hari Krishan, the eighth Sikh Guru stayed during his tour to Delhi in 1664. Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi was built on the model of the existing palace of Raja Jai Singh in Jaipur. Later the architectural splendor was dedicated to the memory of the Guru and has been a place of worship since then and is frequented by numerous devotees.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi is supported by a legend that says - Raja Jai Singh’s chief queen was greatly impressed by the spiritual powers of the child prophet, Guru Hari Krishan. During his stay in Delhi, diseases like small pox and cholera had broken out in the city. The Guru served the poor and the needy, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. With his spiritual powers he distributed sanctified water to the ailing people, which had a miraculous healing affect on their bodies. The Guru died at a young age as he took all the diseases in the city upon himself to stop the endemic.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi opens to a large main hall which has an open central shrine. A sculpted bronze cupola hangs over it. Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs, is placed at a smaller golden dome under which silk sheets are spread out and covered with flowers.
The two important features of this temple are Sangat congregations and Pangat or community kitchen also known as Guru-ka-langar.
Open on all days
visit this place during the birthdays of all the 10 gurus (religious teachers), especially that of Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh, and be a part of the festivity. Other peak festive occasions are Baisakhi and Bandi Chhor Divas (Diwali). A visit to Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi will commemorate faith, belief and hospitality of the Sikh community. Receive the blessings of the priests when you visit the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi.