Once upon a time the ‘bangla’ or residence of Raja Jaisingh, this beautiful structure housed the eighth Sikh guru, Guru Har Krishan during his stay in Delhi in 1664. The guru spent his days nursing people suffering from a cholera epidemic in those days, providing them water from a well at this ‘bangla’.
Eventually the guru also contracted the illness and died, and Raja Jaisingh built a tank over the well to commemorate him.Today this tank or ‘Sarovar’ is believed to contain ‘Amrit’ by many.
Whether the water has healing properties or not is a matter of belief of course, but the serenity of this place sure has a healing effect upon any heart.
Prashi Agarwal- thank you for this beautiful image!
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