Bangla Sahib Gurudwara: Connaught Place

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਬੰਗਲਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ)

Address: Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, Next to Grand Post Office, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Nearest Metro Station:  Rajiv Chowk: 2.1 km (7 minutes) and Patel Chowk: 2 km (6 minutes)

How to Reach: Take auto-rikshaw from metro station

Timings: Daily from 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Opens: All weekdays

Entry Fee: Free for all

Photography: Allowed

What’s inside?

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is situated near Connaught Place, New Delhi on Baba Kharak Singh Marg in New Delhi, India. It is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh GuruGuru Har Krishan. The place where the Gurdwara now stands was once a splendid bungalow of Raja Jai Singh Amber of Jaipur and was known as Jaisinghpura Palace, in Jaisingh Pura, a historic neighborhood demolished to make way for the Connaught Place, shopping district. Guru Sri Harkishan, the eighth guru of the Sikhs, stayed in this bungalow as a guest of Raja Jai Singh.

It ranked No 1 among the best tourist and pilgrimage spot in Delhi (SURVEY-2017). The gurdwara’s architecture is quite large, covered by a golden dome with a sculpted bronze cupola and a tall flagpole, Nishan Sahib. Throughout the day, soothing Gurbani (devotional music) echoes in the Gurudwara. Located next to it is the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

The Gurdwara and its Sarovar are now a place of great reverence for Sikhs, and a place for the special congregation on the birth anniversary of Guru Har Krishan. The water of the pond is considered very holy and is known as “Amrit”. It is believed that the water has miraculous healing powers. Most of the devotees coming to this holy shrine take a holy dip in the Sarovar before entering the main shrine.

The complex also houses a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a hospital. The Gurudwara and Langar Hall are now air-conditioned. A new “Yatri Niwas” (Travellers Hostel), and multi-level parking space have been constructed. Toilet facilities are available. The space around the back entrance to the Gurudwara is also being spruced up, so as to give a better view from the roadside.

Quick Window

  • Location: New Delhi
  • Founded By: Sardar Baghel Singh
  • Dedicated to: Guru Sri HarkishanRead
  • Scarf: Cover your head with a scarf or dupattas as long as you are within the premises of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. You can buy one from the shops outside the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, or head scarves are available in a basket for free outside the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib entry gate.
  • Shoes: Keep your shoes at the shoe-keeping zone of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib before entering.

Recommendations: Must Visit.

Ratings: 4.5/5

Sonam Rajput
Sonam Rajput is a student of Education at Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. She is a foodie and enjoys going on historical walks and imagining the world that had been. She hopes to keep her love for history in tandem with her passion for travel and unravel cultures, and experiences while doing so.

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