Bangla Sahib Gurdwara provides the live kirtan
video online. The Regular live Gurbani Kirtan telecast timings
from Bangla Sahib are from 2:30 AM to 9:00 AM and 6:30 PM to
9:30 PM IST Daily.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
Gurdwara Sahib includes the main hall, langar
hall, sarovar. The complex also houses a higher secondary
school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a
hospital. As with all Sikh Gurdwaras, langaris open for
all people, regardless of race or religion may eat in the
Gurdwara kitchen (langar hall). The food is prepared by
gursikhs who work there or volunteers. Anybody can
volunteer to help like keeping the shoes in the shoe-minding
room and other seva.
History of Bangla
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow
belonging to Raja Jai Singh, an Indian ruler in the
seventeenth century, and was known as Jaisinghpura Palace.
The eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan
resided here during his stay in Delhi in 1664. During that
time, there was a smallpox and cholera epidemic, and Guru Har
Krishan helped the suffering by giving aid and fresh water
from the well at this house. Soon he too contracted the
illness and eventually died on March 30, 1664. A small tank
was later constructed by Raja Jai Singh over the well, its
water is now revered as having healing properties and is taken
by Sikhs throughout the world back to their homes.
There is an art museum within the
premises of Gurdwara Bangla Sahib which houses interesting
slices of Sikh history from old manuscripts of Sukhmani Sahib
and Japji Sahib to a handwritten Mool Mantar by Guru Arjan Dev
ji. There is also a miniature bir of Guru Granth Sahib.
There are colourful canvases giving account of lives of Sikh
gurus. Coins of earlier centuries and legendary scenes from
the battlefields come alive on the walls of this museum. There
is also a library within walking distance covering vast texts
on Sikh religion and history.