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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bangla Sahib

Early morning prayer Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi: Tired of hovering in crowded shopping malls of the city, I along with few of my friends decided to visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Connaught place, Delhi.Iit was very peaceful experience, the whole place is very soothing and complete tonic to tired minds,
must visit if you get chance to visit this peace ful place.

Early Morning Bangla Sahib Gurudwara : Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, the biggest gurudwara in Delhi was at one time the bungalow of Raja Jai Singh Amber of Jaipur. In 1664, the eighth Sikh Guru Harkishan Dev resided here during his visit to Delhi. The Samovar situated in the compound is believed to be blessed by the guru and hence, it is held sacred by the sikhs. The gurudwara also has an art gallery and a hospital is situated in the building.
Corridor of Gurudwara early in the morning:
Religious relevance, One of the most auspicious religious places for Sikhs, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located along
Baba Khadag Singh Marg in Central Delhi area.This Gurdwara is associated with the Eighth Guru, Shri Guru Harkishan Sahib Ji. Guru Sahib was summoned by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, on the complaint of his elder brother, Ram Rai. After first refusing to come to Delhi, the young Guru decided on the visit when Raja Jai Singh offered to take care of his security.
The Legend The legend has it that the Guru blessed the water of a pond situated nearby as it received the virtues of curing people suffering from dreaded diseases like cholera and small pox. The tank exists even today, continues to be worshipped by the Sikhs. Also located within Gurudwara premises, is a magnificent museum-Baba Baghel Sing Museum.On reaching Delhi, the Guru stayed at the bungalow of Raja Jai Singh, the present site of the Gurdwara. However, he steadfastly refused to meet Aurangzeb. During this time, a cholera and smallpox epidemic swept Delhi. Without heed to his health, Guru Harkrishen went about serving the poor and the needy. As if he took over the sickness of the people of Delhi on himself, he contracted smallpox and breathed his last in March, 1664.
Reverence Hindus and Sikhs pay their respect to the memory of Guru Harkrishan, nominated as successor by the seventh Guru, Sri Har Rai. He passed away on October 6, 1661 A.D. When only a little over five year old, he had been tried and tested as a perfect fearless and fully illuminated soul.
About Gurudwara Management Committee Gurudwara Management Committee runs a hospital in the basement of the Gurudwara building. Besides, the Khalsa Girls School is located in the adjoining building. A tank 225 x 235 ft. with 18 ft. wide Parikarma and 12 ft wide varandah along its three sides has been constructed entirely with people's contribution and voluntary labour.
The Art Gallery The Art Gallery located in the basement of the Gurdwara is also very popular with visitors. They evince keen interest in the paintings depicting historical events connected with Sikh history. It is named after the Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in 1783 during the time of Shah Alam II.





35 comments:

Alec February 22, 2009 at 11:11 PM  

looks very peaceful & soothing

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Dr. Gunjan Gehlot February 22, 2009 at 11:13 PM  

very nice clicks.....

There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.”

Dr.Ragini Rastogi February 22, 2009 at 11:14 PM  

gr8 clicks n lovely post




And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it

Dr.Ragini Rastogi February 22, 2009 at 11:14 PM  

Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't every going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment

Anonymous,  February 22, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go

David O. Brink February 22, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

beautiful, soothing n peaceful captures

Ashok February 22, 2009 at 11:18 PM  

nice work prachi

What seem our worst prayers may really be, in God's eyes, our best. Those, I mean, which are least supported by devotional feeling. For these may come from a deeper level than feeling. God sometimes seems to speak to us most intimately when he catches us, as it were, off our guard

Dr.Nishi Chauhan February 22, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

lovely clicks...hope u gt peace of mind there
god bless ya

Rahul Viswanath February 23, 2009 at 2:44 AM  

Good job Prachi ..... Stay Blessed and lead kindly light !!!

Dr. Pragya bajaj February 23, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

peaceful...good captures and well presented

Dr. Palki Vajpayee February 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM  

peaceful & soothing capture
Excellent clicks

Dr.Ruchika Rastogi February 23, 2009 at 4:34 PM  

looks very soothing..gr8 cliks n presentation

chanpheng February 23, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place.

सुशील कुमार छौक्कर February 23, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

सुन्दर फोटो। दो एक दिन पहले होके आए है जी।

Priyanka Khot February 23, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

Hi Prachi,

Firstly, I am not allergic to this wonderful blog... its just that things at my end have been neurotic and finding the time to comment and truth be told to read all the posts is a Herculean task for me at present. I beg you to excuse me for some time (till I sort out myself and begin a time-management course... hehee)

On the post: this Gurudwara is just a 10-min walk away from my home and having a number of Sikh friends I have made hundreds of trips here over the years. I even did sewa during the last leg of construction in this serene place.

Nice post and I promise to be back more regularly!

Kate February 24, 2009 at 7:19 AM  

I particularly enjoy both the top and the bottom photos. The arches in the top are really the focal point for me. I want to thank you for the many visits to my blog. I appreciate it!

Ria February 24, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

sucha a beautiful captures....

Parul March 5, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

lovely series of captures.....sepia tones used 2 perfection

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