Delhi's Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a well-known Sikh temple and popular tourist destination. Guru Har Krishan, the eighth Sikh Guru, is remembered in this shrine from the 17th century. The Gurudwara attracts attention due to its great structure, architectural splendour, and the big water body known as 'Sarovar' located within the complex. It is situated close to Connaught Place, the busiest area in the national capital. The Gurudwara grounds have several buildings, including an art gallery, a communal kitchen, a charitabla hospital, higher secondary school, and even a 'Yatri Niwas' for weary pilgrims to unwind and revive themselves. THINGS TO DO AT BANGLA SAHIB:
• Marvel at the structure: Both its magnificent architecture and its religious importance make Bangla Sahib famous. The massive structure is constructed using Sikh architecture. Although the entire building is white marble, its distinguishing feature is a central golden dome. Nishan Sahib is the name of the tall flag mast perched atop the dome and is visible from a distance. On the Gurudwara's front wall are intricate carvings. The complex's enormous water tank, known as the Sarovar, adds to the overall architectural attractiveness of the building. The complex also includes a community kitchen, or langer, a museum, an art gallery, a school, a hospital, a library, a Gurudwara and a water tank. • Learn about history at the Museum of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: Although it doesn't have a very large footprint, the Baba Baghel Singh Museum inside Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the venues where you may learn about the history of Sikhism. The museum also tells the tale of the 10 Sikhism gurus and the Sikh martyrs who died in defence of their religion. • Consume meals at the langar or community centre: Nobody goes to bed hungry when the divine soul is at work. There is a Langar Hall in the Gurudwara where free meals are served to everyone, regardless of race, caste, gender, or religion. • Offer your time and efforts for service: You can also volunteer to scrub the floor and offer to help in the kitchen, serve at the langar, hand out water, or manage the devotees' shoes as they approach the gate. Working in the langar kitchen, which is considered to be one of the most valuable prayer rituals in the shrine, is another way that you might serve the Almighty.
Ashoka Road Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 India