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Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, India

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BANGLA SAHIB GURUDWARA FACTS & FIGURES

Location: New Delhi, India
Best time to Visit: October to March
Significance: One of five sacred takhts in the Sikh faith.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most popular place of worship in Delhi. Its gold-plated dome and white façade towers above Bangla Sahib road effortlessly. The gurudwara is built on the site of a house where Guru Harkishen Dev, the eight guru of the Sikhs, had stayed when he visited Delhi in 1664.

The Past

During his stay in Delhi. the Guru spent most of his time in serving the humble, the sick and the destitutes for cholera and smallpox were spreading in an epidemic form. He distributed medicines, food and clothes to the needy. He also directed Diwan Dargah Mal to spend all the daily offerings made by the people to the Guru for the poor. The Guru won more admirers. Soon stories about his healing powers spread throughout the city.

A small tank was constructed by Raja Jai Singh over the welL Nowadays, the faithful take home this water as amrit to cure their ailments. The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee runs a hospital in the basement of the Gurudwara building. Besides, the Khalsa Girls School is located in the adjoining building. A tank 225 x 235 ft with 18 ft wide Parikarma and 12 ft wide varandah along its three sides has been constructed entirely with people's contnbution and voluntary labour.

Guru Harikrishan ji died of smallpox on March 30, 1664. The Gurdwara was built by Sardar Baghel Singh in 1783. It was rebuilt by Baba Harbans Singh ji and a Sarover was also added. It is a spacious four storey building with beautiful facade. The birthday of Guru Harikrishan ji is celebrated here every year with great pomp and show.

The Art Gallery located in the basement of the Gurdwara is also very popular with visitors. They evince keen interest in the paintings depicting historical events connected with Sikh history. It is named after the Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in 1783 during the time of Shah Alam II.

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