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Gurudwara Bala Sahib

Gurudwara Bala Sahib is located at Bhagwan Nagar near Ashram at Outer Ring Road of New Delhi. This is an important Sikh shrine. Its significance comes next to Gurudwara Sis Ganj and to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

A large number of Sikhs and Hindus visit Gurudwara Bala Sahib daily. The gurudwara is related to the 8th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Sri Harkrishan, and Mata Sundri and Mata Sahib Kaur, the two wives of Guru Gobind Singh.

Muslims remember Guru Sri Harkrishan as Bala Pir. Hindus remember him as Balmukand. The Sikhs, in their “Ardas” or Invocation Prayer composed by Guru Gobind Singh, repeat the following words daily: “Contemplate the presence of Guru Harkrishan Sahib, the vision of whose divine personality dispels all sorrow and suffering.”


While his stay in the Capital city of India, Guru Harkrishan cured innumerable people who were suffering from acute attack of smallpox and cholera. This deed of his won hearts of a large mass.

Sikhs considered his presence a healthy impact. They believed their Guru to be the boat of salvation on which one could reach the ultimate home. Sikhs regard Guru indispensable.

Guru Harkrishan stayed as guest of Raja Jai Singh in Delhi. It was during his stay that he exhibited his healing powers and performed a miracle by curing the poor and sick. His act earned respect among the Muslims too.

However, while curing the ailing, he himself was attacked by smallpox, which proved fatal. He passed away on March 30, 1684. He was cremated exactly where, today, stands Gurudwara Bala Sahib. The two wives of Guru Gobind Singh were also cremated here.


The building of Gurudwara Bala Sahib is made of white marble and looks regal. The complex is maintained well and is soaked in calmness. There are two buildings, old and new. Both are located side by side.

The chief hall was constructed during 1957-58. It is huge and is open 24x7x365. It is common to see people meditating and praying in this hall.  

Gurudwara Bala Sahib features a big “langar” hall where community meals are held. There is also a staff quarter within the premises, plus a prayer hall where all festivals and rituals are carried out. The complex also houses a small community hospital and a school.

The Samadhi of Mata Sahib Kaur is in a small marble room in the chief hall of the gurudwara. The Samadhi of Mata Sundri is located outside the new building of the gurudwara.

Gurudwara Timings

Gurudwara Bala Sahib is open 7 days a week from 9 in the morning to 8 in the evening.

Best Time to Visit

Tourists must come to visit Gurudwara Bala Sahib from October to March.

How to Reach

Delhi is connected well by airways, roadways, and railways. Once tourists are in the city, they can reach Gurudwara Bala Sahib through buses, cabs, or auto rickshaws. Pitampura metro station is the nearest one to this gurudwara.

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