Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

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This white marble gurdwara (house of prayer for Sikhs) with the golden domes is the most prominent Sikh temple in Delhi. It was build at the location where Har Krishan, the eight Sikh guru, resided before his death in 1664. Har Krishan became a Guru at the age of five (!), but three years later he died as a result of smallpox. He helped people suffering from cholera and smallpox, by giving aid and fresh water from the gurdwara well, but then contracted the disease himself. These days there are rumours that the well water has healing powers, attracting pilgrims from all corners of the world. Like every Sikh temple, this one has a langar ­- a kitchen that serves food for free - without distinction of religion or background.

Address: Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001