“Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh” - Is what all the sikh pilgrims say with folded hands whenever they come to Sikh Gurdwara, commonly known as Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The Gurudwara is predominantly a Sikh architecture, or a Sikh house of worship situated in the heart of Connaught Place area of New Delhi, India. Its stunning golden dome, tall flagpole, Nishan Sahib, and the pond or “Sarovar” within its complex whose water is considered holy or “Amrit” by Sikhs, are some of the major draws of this sikh shrine. Talking about its rich past it unfolds a truth that originally this Sikh place of worship used to be a bungalow of Raja Jai Singh. Even the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan Singh also stayed here in 1664 to help many patients who were suffering from deadly ailments particularly by using fresh water from the well and other necessary aids. After the Guru’s demise this small tank of fresh water was recreated, and is now its powerful water is taken by Sikhs devotees and foreign visitors back to their homes for its medicinal merits.
The precincts of Bangla Sahib contain the main temple along with a large pond, a kitchen, an art gallery and a school. As with all Sikh Gurdwaras, the delicious langar (food) prepared by gursikhs is also practiced here. Besides, you may also get to see Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a hospital. The workers inside only expect small cooperation from local as well as foreign visitors that till the time they are in Gurudwara they make sure they are wearing headscarves, maintain silence, keep the grounds of pious sikh place and multi-level parking space absolutely clean. The Gurudwara has proper and hygienic arrangements for outsiders in a new "Yatri Niwas". A toilet complex is right now under construction and the rear is being fixing up for a better view.
- Tour Guide