Built in the memory of the 8th Sikh Guru Sri Harkishen
Sahib, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is one of the important historical Gurdwara
in Delhi. The Gurdwara is located next to Gol Dak
Khana, on the north of Gurdwara is Baba Kharag Singh Marg while on south
is the Ashoka road, near Connaught
About The Gurdwara
The large main hall is un-elaborate except for the open central shrine, where a sculpted bronze cupola hangs over a smaller golden dome under which silk sheets are spread out and covered with flowers. This shrine is the scene of constant devotional music, whose ethereal tones are relayed throughout the entire complex.
The Gurdwara complex hosts one higher secondary school, which is having all the arrangement for studies, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a hospital. Gurdwara has also got a trough that stores the holy water known as 'Amrit' or nectar, which when consumed is believed to cure the diseases of the sick.
Gurdwara also has a sarovar or a holy pond, where people take holy dip and pray to the Guru. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee celebrates the birth of Guru Sri Harkrishan Sahib with great reverence. Death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji is also celebrated over here. On the east side of the main Gurdwara in the complex is the 'Langar' (community kitchen) Hall, where free food is served to all devotees with no distinction of caste, creed or status.
As in all Sikh places of worship, visitors of all religions irrespective of their cast, colour or creed are welcome. Visitors can deposit shoes, collect brochures, and enlist the services of a free guide at the information centre near the main entrance. To go into the main complex, one need's to cover one's head and wear conservative clothes that cover legs and shoulders. Legend Of Bangla Sahib
When Guru Sahib was called to Delhi by Aurangzeb on the behest of his brother Ram Rai, he was entertained royally and hosted by Mirza Raja Jai Singh who made arrangements of the Guru's stay at Delhi in his own palace. Diwan Dargah Mull, Bhai Gurditta Ji, Bhai Mati Das Ji and the mother of the Guru Ji had accompanied him. Raja Jai Singh dedicated this palace in the memory of the Guru Sahib, which is today famous as Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.
About Bangla Sahib it is also said that sixth Guru Sri Hargobind Sahib after getting released the 52 kings from the Gwalior fort had stayed here on his arrival in Delhi.