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“Soothing and Peaceful”

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located in the heart of the city and easily accessible from several directions. A recently built spacious and free underground car park ensures that there are no parking woes, though getting into the car park and out of it, especially during peak hours may take some time as the road leading into it is quite a busy one.

The Gurudwara itself is very large, and well served by volunteers who will keep your shoes and give you a token for them, needed to identify and recover them when you leave. Again, long lines can build up for the queues to deposit and recover the foot wear, but they are orderly and the volunteers pretty efficient.

One walks through a trough of water, climbs a few steps, and comes across a vast courtyard. On the left are counters where you can buy some prasad (if you want to), to carry back with you. There is also a flag staff with the flag of the Sikh faith, which devotees go around. One is require to cover one's head while entering a gurudwara and you can pick up a scarf from a basket here; remember to return it when you leave.

The gurudwara itself, where the Grath Sahib (Holy Book) is kept is quite large and devotees can be seen sitting and praying; I suppose it can seat more than 500 people if required. There are smaller prayer rooms on the first floor where one can ask for special prayers over several days to be conducted by the granthis (priests), These are called Akhand (non-stop) Path (reading of the holy book). There is a donation box, and you are free to give whatever you wish, or not donate at all. There may be a prayer going on and if that be so, expect larger numbers of people inside.

The whole atmosphere is very serene and soothing, quiet and ideal for anyone who wants to be by himself in a place with a lot of positive energy and calming environs.

As you exit, you can, if you wish, receive a handful of kara prasad, but beware, it is very greasy and sweet.

There is a large kitchen which serves simple free food, again run mostly by volunteers; there are also adequate wash room facilities on the site.

On an overall basis, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a great place to visit, it will certainly leave you with a sense of inner peace.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

The temple is beautiful and it does make a person feel very serene and spiritual during a visit. However, the activity in the kitchen where meals are prepared daily for whoever wished to partake is amazing. The dedicated volunteers working over the largest pots and griddles I have ever seen need to be recognized for their hard efforts. They feed hundreds if not thousands daily and the kitchen is a sight of efficiency as you watch the pot stirrers and the chapati flippers. Amazing place to visit.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

The Sikh people are considered to be the most genuine and kind-hearted, I am an authentic witness to it myself, as I lived with the Singh Family. My friend is a Punjab and he showed me this temple larger than the Guruduwara in Chandi Chowk. Impressive temple made of marble and in front of it, a large body of water, the sikhs considered as holy and miraculous. It's a must see in Delhi because its very peaceful inside. be ready to be barefoot but be cautious since the hot weathers can injure or blister your feet. Wear decent clothes and bring any scarf to cover your hair. For more immersed experience, follow the Punjabs way of paying homage - encircling the holy book and donating coins and bowing ur head to the ground. take a marigold flower as well for token of remembrance. You'll leave the temple as well with aroma of fresh ghee as sweet delicacies like ladoo are traditionally offered
additional tip: the restrooms are clean and free of charge

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Mr Singh acted as our guide taking us through the Temple it's kitchens and worship in areas. It is a spectacular temple in white marble and our guide was very informative. Highly recommended. Be prepared to make a donation post tour.

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

I am not religious but I could not feel but touched attending prayers one evening. The beautiful architecture is totally over shadowed by the aura of the place, go down to the kitchens and see where 20.000 people a day are given a free meal, all by volunteers. In the kitchen there are woks that hold 250kg of curry.

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