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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Hey there! Came over from Saying It All’s blog. I have visited Delhi only once, for about 5 days or so, but loved the place. I am definitely going to go back there to explore more of the city. No wonder I got hooked to your blog. 🙂 Blogrolling you. Will be back to read more.
This pic is lovely! At first, I thought it is the Amritsar Golden Temple. Looking at the posts on your blog, I feel I haven’t seen even 25% of Delhi. 😐
Hey, thank you sooo much for blogrolling me! Glad you are enjoying this blog and I do hope it inspires you to come back soon 🙂
Did you go to Amritsar, by the way? It’s also a really beautiful place….I have been there only once and found it very peaceful despite the throngs of devotees.
No, didn’t get a chance to go to Amritsar.