Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi

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Golden domes and ornate carvings accentuate the profile of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the site of some of the final acts of Harkrishan Dev, a Sikh guru. Originally constructed in the 17th century and largely rebuilt after World War II, the building lies on one edge of an extensive reflective pool. Explore the compound, wandering under arcade walkways on your way to the temple itself. Be sure to follow posted procedures before entering, which include washing your feet. Before you head to New Delhi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly New Delhi tour site , to make sure you see all that New Delhi has to offer, including Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.
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  • I love the ambiance this place has. Wonderful view and good people. If you happen to come during main meal times you can get free food offerings. Either ways throughout the day you will get Indian swe...  more »
  • Largest gurdwara (Temple Sihki, pantheistic religion, 9th largest world religion by number of believers) of Delhi, white marble and towering bulbous domes of brilliant Golden hue that does not go unnoticed in New Delhi. The name Sikhi derives from the Sanskrit word "sisya" ("disciple" or "learner"). Of the 23 million of followers of this religion, 19 million live in India. In addition to architecture, take advantage of the opportunity to meet the religion, whose followers are identified by the beard and turban. Built where the eighth sikh guru, Harkrishan Dev, was before death (1664). To 6 years the guru has met victims of the cholera epidemic and smallpox, providing large water reservoir surrounded by a huge colonnade and built entirely by volunteers. Even today, that water is seen as a nectar amenable to cure diseases and evils of spirit. The + curious (let's combine, gross, huh!?!) is that the believers drink water because I believe in the case of water c/healing powers and even lead p/House, in order to regain your vitality (méodeos!!!). P/enter remove footwear (save in part indicated p/foreigners) clean feet in the reflecting pool at the entrance; cover the head (men and women, they lend if you don't). To enter, sit on the floor and NEVER backwards p/o altar, even to talk w/someone (considered disrespectful). Play songs all the time, for every 4:00 there is Exchange of musicians. The sikhs serve hundreds of meals free of charge as a form of charity (if possible, go to the kitchen and watch the preparation of meals) and is also served Holy delicacy, the karah prasad, made of flour, sugar and butter. They all eat together, s/distinction of caste or religious belief, a "dining room", to which all are invited is independent of religion. Multiple dependencies, such as prayer, school room and kitchen. Is, at the same time, very beautiful and rare experience, because about 8,000 people per day from crowd waiting, but surprisingly calm. Once inside, guests sit in rows on the floor and receive your thali (plate made Indian, served in metal platter) with dhal (lentil, 5 different types and various combinations rice or bread), chapati (Indian bread made of wheat flour integral s/addition of yeast, cooked in frying pan and finished in direct flame, like PITA) and mix of vegetables or roasted potatoes. Crowds wait your turn at the door (most have time/repeat several times). Simple yet tasty food. Volunteers from different parts of the world work in the temple, including the kitchen, because anyone can offer w/work and, thus, find your way to cooperate w/the community. Impress floor cleaning efficiency tb: in just a few minutes marble seems untouched as if no one had eaten.
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  • Sikh temple. Must take of shoes and socks and cover head with handkerchief. Buy one outside before you come in. The temple area provides meals, medical care, and other services to all. The cultural em...  more »
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  • This beautiful temple offers an incredibly thorough view of the Sikh practice of Langar. A free vegetarian meal is given to any visitor, without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity and served at a communal table. You are allowed to walk about freely and view the kitchen prep and serving areas with no judgments and a welcoming smile from everyone. The temple itself is absolutely beautiful and they allow photography. It is a unique and special experience. Tips: Entrance is free Shoes and socks must be removed before entering. The temple is extremely clean so don’t worry. There is a separate room for tourists where someone will watch shoes for you. Men and women must cover their heads. Scarves are provided or you could bring your own kerchief or bandana
  • This Gurudwara is on main road and have very vast ground. This is a religious place for all peoples mostly for Sikhs who follow their gurus. The place is very clean and beautiful. All the work here are done by volunteers who are can be anyone from a very poor to a billionaire. Here is a big pond also inside the Gurudwara where lot of fishes are there. A beautiful and spiritual place to visit.
  • A renowned shrine in Delhi of Sikh religion. Located in the heart of Delhi, a beautiful Edifice of medieval era. Hosts thousands of people on daily basis and distribute free lunch to them. One can experience the undue benevolence of people who work there only for humanitarian purposes. They are Amazing!!
  • This place is a Religious site. A popular place in Delhi for tourists and locals. Though because of tourism the trust/authority has turned this into a proper tourist place with construction going on forever. Nowadays it doesn't feel like it used to be. It's always crowdy. But still you can go early morning or after 9 at night. It's a pretty important place for Sikhs. The place is open for all regardless of the religion 'cause of the Sikhism philosophy.
  • Totally perfect place. I used to go there daily to do sewa. Friendly speaking it is really good place. Positive vibes. Spirituality. The food is so tasty. Good place to visit with your family and friends too

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