The capital city of New Delhi is home to many religious structures and monuments of immense significance and the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of them. Situated in the heart of city’s famous Connaught Place area, it’s without doubt the most prominent Sikh Gurudwara (a Sikh house of worship). You can spot its stunning golden dome from afar and the same is true about its towering flagpole called the Nishan Sahib.
The holy shrine of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib has association with the eight Sikh Guru, Guru HarKishan. It has a pool inside the complex which is considered sacred by devotees. The pool is also known as “Sarovar” and its water is known as ‘Amrit’. The entire complex of the shrine was built in 1783 by SardarBhagel Singh, a Sikh General during the time of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.
Before assuming its status as a holy shrine, the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was actually the bungalow (residence, or “Haveli” or “bangla”) of Raja Jai Singh, hence it is called “Bangal Sahib. In fact, its original name was Jaisinghpura Palace who was later given this name. This shrine is visited by people of all relgions, castes and creed, and this is the reason why it attracts a big number of devotees on a daily basis.