Gurudwara Bangla Saheb located in Delhi, is an example of faith and devotion and is visited by thousands of devotees daily. Originally it was the bungalow (called ‘bangla’ in Hindi) of Raja Jai Singh, a military leader of Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. Later, it was converted to a Gurudwara, and is associated with Guru Harkrishan, the eighth Guru of Sikhs.
Away from the chaos of Delhi and cluster of thoughts within oneself, a visit to Bangla Saheb is like being in the abode of peace. The shabad-kirtan (holy prayers), the aroma of karah-prashad (sacred offering of sweet) fills the atmosphere. The Gurudwara is identified with its golden dome and tall Nishan Saheb which are visible from the main road itself. There is a Sarovar (pond) inside the complex and is believed to have therapeutic powers. Some take a holy dip into its water, while some do a parikrama (walk) around the Sarovar. You can also offer seva (doing tasks) of serving amrit (holy water), making and serving langar (holy meal) and of cleaning the Gurudwara premises. One can also explore the art museum in Bangla Saheb to know more about Sikh history.
It is the power of faith which connects a devotee with the Almighty and so the soul is blessed. Visit Bangla Saheb and experience this power yourself.
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