|Patel Chowk, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings :- The Gurudwara remains open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Entry Fee :- There is no fee to visit the Gurudwara.
|Temple, Religious Place
|Place visit with
|Family, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Solo, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
|Rajiv Chowk Metro Station (1 KM) Patel Chowk Metro Station (0 KM) Central Secretariat Metro Station (1 KM) Janpath Metro Station (1 KM) Shivaji Stadium Metro Station (0 KM)
About Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent and revered Sikh Gurdwaras in Delhi, India. It holds significant religious and historical significance for the Sikhs and attracts people of different faiths due to its spiritual atmosphere and charitable activities. Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow of Raja Jai Singh, an Indian ruler. The eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, stayed in this bungalow during his visit to Delhi in the 17th century. The presence of the Guru sanctified the place and later it developed into the Gurdwara complex that we see today. The sarovar inside the gurudwara complex is believed to have healing properties. Many visitors take a dip in the holy waters with the hope of receiving spiritual and physical healing. Apart from providing a place of worship, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is actively involved in various humanitarian activities. These include doing langar seva, running a hospital, imparting education and providing help to the needy people.
Architecture of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is known for its religious importance as well as for its magnificent architecture. This gurudwara is built in Sikh architecture. Its entire structure is made using white marble, with a central golden dome on top which is its distinguishing feature. The tall flagpole standing atop the dome is called the Nishan Sahib and can be seen from afar. The front wall of the gurudwara has intricate carvings. The presence of huge water tanks, called sarovars, inside the complex further adds to the beauty of the entire structure.
Interesting facts about Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- Devotional music (kirtan) is an integral part of Gurdwara worship. Talented musicians called ragi jathas perform hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib.
- There is a window from where the Guru Granth Sahib is recited to the congregation. It is known as Jharokha Sahib and is a place of spiritual significance.
- The Gurdwara complex includes a Sikh Heritage Museum which showcases the history, culture and contribution of Sikhism. >
- The gurdwara comes alive especially during Sikh festivals such as Guru Nanak Jayanti and Vaisakhi, which attract thousands of devotees and visitors.
- The gurdwara runs a hospital that provides medical care to those in need. which continues the healing legacy of Guru Har Krishna.
How to reach Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
By Rail :- The nearest railway station to the Gurdwara is New Delhi which is 1 kilometer away, from here you can take an auto to reach the Gurdwara.
By Metro :- The nearest metro station to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is Rajiv Chowk. It is 1 minute walk away.
By Bus :- The nearest bus stop to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is St. Columba's School. It is a 3-minute walk away.
Nearby famous places
- Jantar Mantar 1.1 km away
- Connaught Place 1.1 km away
- Birla Mandir 1.4 km away
- Rashtrapati Bhavan 2.3 kms away
- National Museum of Natural History 2.4 km away
- Agrasen Ki Baoli 3.5 km away
- Gandhi Smriti 4 kms away
- Old Fort 4.4 kms away
- Jama Masjid 4.5 km away