Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is situated at prime location in Connaught Place, New Delhi. It is one of the most acclaimed Sikh Gurdwara in Delhi. It’s also much popular for association with eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan. Inside the Gurudwara there is a large pool that is known as SAROVAR. It is located beside the intersection of Ashok Road and Baba Kharag Singh Marg. According to history, it was the Palace of Mirza Raja Jai Singh. This palace was also known as Jaisinghpura Palace. Raja Jai Singh was an powerful military leader of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
In 1664, The eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan resided here during his Delhi visit. That time, there was a smallpox and cholera epidemic in Delhi. So, Guru Har Krishan helped the suffering by providing aid and fresh water from the well at this palace. Soon he also suffering with the illness and ultimately died on March 30, 1664. A small water tank was built by Raja Jai Singh over the well. This water is now admired as having healing properties and is taken by Sikhs throughout the world back to their homes.
The Gurdwara and its SAROVAR are now a place of great reverence for Sikhs as well as Hindus too, and a place for special convocation on birth anniversary of Guru Har Krishan.