“Ek onkar satnam kartapurakh
Nirmoh nirvair akaal murat..."
This magical chant has always been soothing to the ears. A sense of calmness prevails each time the tune rolls out.
People always say, Dilli hai dilwalo ki, which means Delhi is a place for those with a heart. The capital is forever busy, with people constantly pacing through the streets. But in the midst of all this madness, there are heritage structures that retain the charm of old Delhi. One such well-known edifice of Delhi's history is the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Connaught Place. This one-and-a-half hour experience takes you to this place of worship of the Sikh community. Starting at 8:00 pm, this heritage walk is for anyone looking to explore their spirituality and seeking inner peace.
The premises of the Gurudwara has the main building, a kitchen, a pond, a school and an art gallery. One of the major attractions of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a pool that is well-known as the Sarovar. The followers of this religion believe that the water is holy and it possesses healing properties. People, who come here from all over the world, take some of the holy water back home. At the gurudwara, the concept of langar is followed, where people from all walks of life are served food, irrespective of cast, colour, creed, etc. Rich or poor, people from all classes of society are welcome here.
With a knowledgeable guide by your side, gain an insight into the history of this gurudwara that was established in the 18th century. With its sparkling golden dome, the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib stands in all its glory, offering a divine experience to anyone who seeks quietude and peace in the Capital City.