Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Address Ashoka Road, Near Goal Dak-khana, New Delhi
Zipcode 110001 Phone 011 23340175, 177
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Sarai facilities 39 individual AC rooms with attached bath and beds @ Rs 1000/ day, 8 non AC rooms Two halls having a capacity of 500 persons free of cost.
Sarai Room Count 47
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History A magnificent and spacious bungalow in Delhi owned by Raja Jai Singh Amber (Jaipur) who commanded great respect and honour in the court of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb now enjoys the status of a holy shrine called Gurdwara Bangla Sahib. Guru Sri Harkishan ji had stayed here for a few months as guest of Raja Jai Singh. Baba Ram Rai, his elder brother became much perturbed when he learnt that Har Krishan had been appointed the spiritual head. He tried in vain to influence the leading Sikhs of Delhi and Punjab. Later he approached Emperor Aurangzeb to help him acquire the Gurugadi. Consequently, Aurangzeb agreed to summon Guru Harkrishan ji to see whether he was really superior and more spiritual. Fortunately both Raja Jai Singh and his son Raja Ram Singh were in Delhi at that time. When approached by Sikhs for help, they agreed to assist them in their predicament. The Rajput chief took over the responsibility of persuading Guru Harkrishan ji to come to Delhi and also gained assurance from the Emperor that as long as he (the Emperor) was not satisfied about the succession issue, Guru Harkrishan ji would stay with him in his bungalow as guest. During his stay in Delhi, Guruji spent most of his time in serving the humble, the sick and the destitute for cholera and smallpox were preading in an epidemic form. He distributed medicines, food and clothes to the needy. He also directed Diwan Dargah Mal to spend all the daily offerings made by the people to the Guru for the poor. The Guru won more admirers. Soon stories about his healing powers spread throughout the city. A small tank was constructed by Raja Jai Singh over the welL Nowadays, the faithful take home this water as amrit to cure their ailments. It is named after the Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in 1783 during the time of Shah Alam II.
Remarks It is near Connaught Place ( CP) and is in central Delhi . About 1.5 km from New delhi railway station and auto charges Rs 25. One can also take METRO TRAIN to " Rajiv Chowk" . From Airport , taxi charges about Rs 250. Other Gurdwaras in Delhi are 1. Nanak Piau Sahib Guru Nanak camped here for several days. On Old G.T. Karnal Road, near Azadpur. 2. Majnu Tilla Sahib Guru Hargobind stayed here during his visit to Delhi. The place was formerly home to Majnu, a Sufi ascetic from modern-day Iraq. Near Chandraval village, close to ISBT, Kashmere Gate. 3. Bangla Sahib Site of a bungalow that hosted Guru Harkrishan during his visit to Delhi. Near Gole Market Post Office, close to Connaught Place. 4. Bala Sahib The cremation site of Guru Harkrishan. Located near Mathura Road, close to Ashram. 5. Sis Ganj Sahib Guru Tegh Bahadur was publicly beheaded here. On the principal avenue of Chandni Chowk. 6. Rakab Ganj Sahib The cremation site of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Near the Presidentís Estate in Central Delhi. 7. Moti Bagh Sahib Guru Gobind Singh stayed at this place. Near Moti Bagh Colony, close to Dhaula Kuan. 8. Damdama Sahib This is the site where Guru Gobind Singh met Mughal prince Muazzam to discuss strategies for the final battle of succession to the Mughal throne. Behind Humayunís Tomb, near Hazrat Nizamuddin East. 9. Mata Sundari Built in the memory of Mata Sundari and Mata Sahib Kaur, the two wives of Guru Gobind Singh. On Mata Sundari Lane, near New Delhi railway station. 10. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Built to commemorate the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, a follower of Guru Gobind Singh, who was executed by the Mughals. Near the Sufi shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Kaki in South Delhiís Mehrauli.