Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
3:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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singhasam
Weymouth, UK3,630 contributions
Nov 2022
RELIGIONS vary across the world, but when I went to what was one of Delhi's most prominent places of Sikh worship I really had to concentrate.
For a start, there were nearly 70,000 people in the site.
Secondly, while I was used to taking my shoes off to visit various sites across India, I had never been asked to take my socks off as well as covering my hair.
It was no big deal.....until I came to the large tray of water in which I was supposed to step to purify my feet.
I am well aware of the opposing significance of feet and head in different religions, but I am still Western and religion wasn't uppermost in my mind when I dutifully stepped into the water tray at the entrance.
Instead all I could focus on was how the water had been turned into a sort of soup by the passage of tens of thousands of feet before me. I hope Sikh people respect my concerns the same way I respected their religion.
Once through this mental obstacle I had a few other things to occupy my mind including how I could ever take my next step.
The place was absolutely rammed, packed with worshippers, many of whom took advantage of the incredible amount of free meals being benevolently dispensed at the kitchen area which did brisk business.
In some places it was so packed you were almost carried forward in a dense crowd of people keen to do everything from stroll round the central holy pond to buying religious souvenirs.
The smell of sweat and the press of bodies did create a feeling of claustrophobia at times, but I shook it off because I needed to keep track of my guide. There were so many people there that I lost him three times.
Finally I completed my visit and went and collected my socks and trainers only to meet an official interested in explaining Sikh religion to me.
I listened and even took away a leaflet which allows me to tell you that the word "Sikh" means "disciple", a person who believes in one god and the teachings of the Ten Gurus enshrined in the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Holy Book.
We chatted for a while and then I followed my guide out of the site to reach a different state of mental enlightenment, one where I didn't feel as much of the overpowering presence of religious fervour as I had in the temple.
Definitely an experience I will not forget, but if you go to this temple be prepared for a demanding experience.
A side issue is that no photography is allowed in the main areas.
Written November 25, 2022
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Marc R
6 contributions
Sep 2022
No one attempted to scam me here which was breathe of fresh air, very calm and peaceful. Floor was very hot midday, burned my feet but worth it. Strict rules, cover head using a scarf from the scarf bin, no hats or shorts. I did try to carry my shoes around because i was fearful after my Jama Masjid experience but a nice man politely told me to please use the communal space for shoes and i did at of respect.
Written September 12, 2022
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dr ganapathi bhat
Akola, India2,550 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Any major Gurudwara in India comes across as a disciplined and calm place sans beggars and trouble mongers. Gurudwara sahib is no exception. It's a huge property teeming with devotees. One need not walk an appreciable distance to gain entry into the darbar which is the main worship hall. The darshan takes a few minutes, no pushing or pulling. Down, the beautiful area filled with the holy pond or sarovar is a sight for the sore eyes. Can't miss the delicious prasad or Kada Prasad.

There is no entry fee, plan to stay for at least two hours, you'll love the place. Best to visit in the night. One has to cover the head with a scarf. Cameras and phone can be carried but one is not allowed to click photos, though the rule is not strictly enforced. Footwears need to be deposited at designated places.

People are helpful, a sense of bonhomie pervades the entire place. A must visit in Delhi.
Written December 3, 2022
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Anonymous
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Couples
The place is surely nice and recommended. But what I find troublesome is the hostility displayed either by the guards or some self imposed guardians regarding taking photos outside the premises. Sure one respects the place and does not take photos inside the gurdwara. But if somebody wants to have couple of picture near the lake or a selfie with gurudwara as the backdrop, I think none should have a problem with it ! One is following all the rules, covering our heads, removing the shoes, respecting the place in general. On a special occasion I had gone with my gf and as a memoir was taking a selfie to be reminiscent of the day.. some uncle from behind started shouting you taking photos go and pay chalan ! Mind you it was outside the gurudwara building.. there should be some logic in not allowing.. there are already 1000s of picture on internet including filmed from dscr.. why those allowed then ??
Written March 24, 2021
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Ays Espiritu
Bonn, Germany391 contributions
Sep 2019
It is one of the stops in our New Delhi trip and it was very interesting!

We first entered a building, which seems to be only for tourists. The rooms got AC and there are also toilets. We were told to leave our shoes in a drawer as we have to be barefoot all over the area. We were also given orange headscarves which we need to wear while inside the temple premises. I suggest to bring your own headscarf for hygienic purposes!

Our guide showed us first the kitchen where we saw volunteers help in peeling, cutting and slicing the vegetables. We also saw a lot of people sitting patiently and calmly waiting for their turn to enter the dining area for the free meal that is distributed in the temple. We were told that everybody is welcome to eat and volunteer to help in the kitchen. The food are also donated by people.

The kitchen is big and got huge pots and utensils. It was impressive! You can also help make the bread. You also have to be barefoot while in the kitchen. Be careful as it can be slippery and sticky.

You are also allowed to enter the temple while everybody is praying. It is really interesting! By the temple, there is also a big pool where people bathe. You can also see some fish in it.

It was a sunny day and the whole place is so bright because the temple is painted white and gold. Sunglasses may be good to have while there.
Written July 8, 2020
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She1988
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Yesterday I went to Connaught place and one of my friends suggested me to go to bangala sahib gurudwara, after visiting this shik shrine it has changed my perception about Sikh religion, I must appreciate about the system that their guru have developed, SEVA is the asset in this religion, I got so mesmerized by the fact how they are feeding thousands of people every day for free, plus it doesn't matter how reach or poor you are, you get to sit and enjoy your food with them, plus there are people who collects your shoes and by the time you are back they polish it too. It's very neat and clean, and the colorful fish in pond looks amazing. It's highly recommended from my side.
Written June 17, 2022
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naveen siromoni
New Delhi, India15 contributions
Feb 2020
Located at the heart of the city its well connected
Metro station closest is Shivaji stadium on the airport express line but you can use the Rajiv Chowlk one too. Bus services are plenty from all areas in Delhi and its located near the Pahar Gung are which houses budget hotels.

What strikes you first is the way its organised. A very user friendly place. All systems are in place be it security or services like the langar and the prayer path. People are extremely humble and helpful. There are very good stores on the premises to get any thing you want for your religious needs. Not to mention the best food stalls outside.

Its spotlessly clean and there is a place to keep your footwear safely.

The tranquility of the place is striking despite the hoards of people visiting the place. Covering your head with a scarf is a must so you can pick one up at the entrance from one of the colorful stalls.

Avoid going there between 12 to 3pm in summer as the marble floor is hot even though there are carpets along the path.

its a spectacular place and the architecture is unmatched. In fact recently they have added two blocks which are very modern in services but have maintained the traditional feel.
Written April 1, 2020
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FreeIndianBird
New Delhi, India136 contributions
Oct 2020
Have visited Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in this covid situation with my mother. At the entrance body sanitization process you have to go through the gates who sprinkles sanitizer for safety. And important thing is as of now gurudwara is not providing any clothes for to cover your head so better to carry scarf or dupatta from your home else you can buy a piece of cloth from shops nearby gurudwara.

They are providing Halwa Prasad but langar is not active now. In the sitting area you have to follow social distancing , you can listen gurubani and spend time. It is a place where i feel that everything is good and peace. If you have been to amritsar Golden Temple gurudwara than you will feel it gives same impression.
Written October 6, 2020
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Smokey128
Johannesburg, South Africa551 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
A beautiful Sikh temple with golden onion domes and a sacred lake. The rhythmic chanting of the Sikhs makes it a truly spiritual place to wander. You are not allowed to take photos so when we were given permission by a couple of the guards we took the gap, but then no selfies were allowed.
The kitchens of this temple feed thousands every day- a meal of dahl, lentils, rice and roti. The huge kitchen with its gigantic copper pots being stored are a sight to behold
Written March 30, 2020
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Rotem B
Tel Aviv, Israel10 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Very beautiful place, with very pleasant peoples.
you can take photos only outside. in the temple it's not aloud to take photos at all in in the kitchen and dining place just not selfie.
they're very kind and one person took me around and explained about the religion.
the music inside is inspiring and relaxing.
they don't charge anything. you may donate
Written November 5, 2021
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