Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a place where you start believing in God. It’s a place that unites people and if you visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib you sure will feel a connection, a connection with God. This place has just one rule and the rule is: “GOD IS ONE”
Anyone and everyone is welcome in Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, there is absolutely no discrimination. Everyone welcomes you, without any malice in their hearts. Your experience goes up a whole new level after visiting this place. The Gurudwara Bangla sahib helps you acknowledge the very basic beliefs that one should hold on to for their whole lives. Some of the few beliefs were
- God is One
- Rejection of idol worship
- The equality of all people
- Service to others
- Aspiring to lead a decent life.
These are just some key beliefs that one should follow. Inside Gurudwara Bangla Sahib everyone is equal. The person maybe a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian or anyone else belonging to any caste or sex or creed, inside Gurudwara Bangla Sahib they are just people, people who have come to meet their creator.
When you enter Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, you can opt for either being escorted or just be yourself. Then you will be asked to do two things or rather they request you to do these two things, to remove your shoes and cover your head throughout. If you choose to be escorted, it’s much better.
The aura inside Gurudwara Bangle Sahib is very calm and peaceful. No shouting, no screaming, no fighting just quiet and peaceful with songs from the Guru Granth Sahib being sung, it’s just unexplainable. When you enter the Gurudwara, you will be asked to wash your feet. People who volunteer here don’t have the so called high ego whatsoever. You will see them escorting people, changing doormats, washing your feet, helping the crippled, helping a child if he or she has got lost, serving people food (Langar), they do everything. The acts are purely acts of devotion if you will and when you see them you will definitely reflect upon yourself to understand what kind of a person you are. Guru Granth Sahib hangs inside the Gurudwara.
A large pond at the rear is treated as holy and is believed to cure diseases. People touch the holy water and pray for the long lives of their loved ones. The final destination on your journey inside Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the Langar. Langar or the food at the Gurudwara is provisioned by people voluntarily as a mark of respect to God. People sit on the floor while eating as volunteers serve food.
Langar promotes kindness – kindness to those who can’t afford food, hospitality to those who live in circumstances that we can never imagine and what do the volunteers want in return, nothing. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib doesn’t charge you a penny. You will visit so many religious and spiritual places but there is no match for the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. It’s the most welcoming place and something special about the place invites you, invites you to visit again not because of any other reason but because of the great pious atmosphere.