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“One of the must go's in Delhi”

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

You can't be punjabi and not visit Bangla Sahib. It's a must go. And because every NRI must reach Delhi and visit Bangla Sahib (often on the way home from the airport) it's probably better organized than any other Gurudwara in Delhi...and that's a huge compliment.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is where the youngest Guru, Guru Harkrishan, died at the age of 7 after saving a number of devotees with small pox. It's open all night and you'll often find folks there at 0400 am coming to see the Guru Granth Sahib being brought out. So, its utterly safe..which is not a claim I'd make for the rest of Connaught Place.

It's got an underground parking below the Gurudwara and you'll find organised shops selling religious trinkets outside. You'll also find folks doing seva, including taking your shoes, serving and selling khara prashad (there's a brilliant token system on the side where you can donate money or buy as much khara prashad as you'd like) or offering Amrit (water) to pilgrims. It's not a difficult system to figure out if you take a moment to look around or if in doubt,I'd ask one of the folk doing seva at the shoe counter to explain things to me.

Within Darbar Sahib itself, you can put in a token amount, prostrate yourself before the Guru Granth Sahib,sit and listen to the raagis, make a donation at the back of the Gurudwara (they'll give you a receipt) after which you can walk out to get prashad, drink Amrit, take a dip in the holi pond and if you consider yourself a true Khalsa, bow your head to the Khalsa flag.

It's not as wonderfully spiritual an experience as going to the Golden Temple but it is far more accessible. I go whenever I can.

Thank RK24NewDelhi
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

it is the famous gurudwarab situated in connaught place, new delhi. There is a pond inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar", whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as "Amrit". I loved this pure place and it is the place for complete transformation of the soul.I had a quality time in gurudwara. Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow belonging to Raja Jai Singh, an Indian ruler in the seventeenth century,

Thank avijitsarkar293
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Situated right in the heart of India's capital New Delhi is Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ji, dedicated to 8th Sikh Guru, Sri Harikrishan Ji.
He went to become Guru at the age of 5 years only and died at the age of 8 years while saving & curing Delhi's people from dangerous disease.
A very quiet n peaceful place where people of all religion, caste and stature are welcome.

Thank Gurpreet B
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Seeing so many people of different religions and social classes as volunteers serving everyone was an amazing and life changing experience. I had heard that India has pretty good culture of religious tolerance, but seeing it with my own eyes was something entirely different.

Thank TimSou2
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Only by being in front of the Holy Granth Sahib and listening to the melodious gurbani, something just gave away in me. Tears started rolling and I just sat there enjoying the solitude that swept over me.

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