Paonta Sahib yatra 2017

Paonta Sahib yatra 2017

Paonta Sahib (ਪਾਂਉਟਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ) is one of the major industrial towns of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is located in the south of Sirmour district, on National Highway 7.

The driving distance between  Delhi and Paonta Sahib,  is 276 km. in 5hr  43min

The driving distance between  Chandigarh and Paonta Sahib, is 177km. in 2hr  45min

The driving distance between Ludhiana and Paonta Sahib, is 206 km. in 3hr  49min

History of paonta sahib

The Gurudwara Paonta Sahib has linkages to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh and the Sikh leader Banda Singh Bahadur. It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh and his horse stopped at this place and he decided to stay here. He lived here for four and a half years, having never stayed so long at any other place in his entire life.

 


This is a sanctifide shrine situted on the bank of yamuna

 

 

 

 

Gurudwara shri kirpal shila

This sacred shrine is located 1.2 km east of Sri Paonta Sahib, in memory of Mahant Kirpal Das of Udasiya who lived near Guru Ji.
The Silchar who used to recite the Mahant ji was still present here

 


There is also a museum that you can see in Kirpal Gurudwara


 

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Siri Hemkund Sahib Yatra 2018

Siri Hemkund Sahib

Siri Hemkund Sahib formally known as Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji, is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India.

2018 yatra was started on 25may.

It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, and finds mention in Dasam Granth, a work dictated by Guruji himself. With its setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks, each adorned by a Nishan Sahib on its cliff, it is according to the Survey of India located in the Himalayas at an elevation of 4,632 meters (15,197 feet)

ਅਬ ਮੈ ਅਪਨੀ ਕਥਾ ਬਖਾਨੋ ॥ ਤਪ ਸਾਧਤ ਜਿਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਮ੝ਹਿ ਆਨੋ ॥
Ab main apnee katha bakhaano. Tap saadhat iih bidh muhe aano.
Now I relate my own story as to how I was brought here. While I was absorbed in deep meditation.
ਹੇਮ ਕ੝ੰਟ ਪਰਬਤ ਹੈ ਜਹਾਂ ॥ ਸਪਤ ਸ੝ਰਿੰਗ ਸੋਭਿਤ ਹੈ ਤਹਾਂ ॥੧॥
Hemkunt Parbat hai jahaan, Sapt sring sobhit hai tahaan .1.
The site was the mountain named Hemkunt, with seven peaks and looks there very impressive .1.
ਸਪਤ ਸ੝ਰਿੰਗ ਤਿਹ ਨਾਮ੝ ਕਹਾਵਾ ॥ ਪੰਡ੝ ਰਾਜ ਜਹ ਜੋਗ੝ ਕਮਾਵਾ ॥
Satptsring teh naam kahawa. Pand raaj jahan jog kamava
That mountain is called Sapt Shring (seven-peaked mountain), where the Pandavas Practised Yoga.
ਤਹ ਹਮ ਅਧਿਕ ਤਪਸਿਆ ਸਾਧੀ ॥ ਮਹਾਕਾਲ ਕਾਲਿਕਾ ਅਰਾਧੀ ॥੨॥
teh ham adhik tapasaya sadhi. mahakaal akalka aradhi .2.
There I was absorbed in deep meditation on the Primal Power, the Supreme Being .2.

Valley of Flowers

About 3 km from Gobinddham is the 5 km long Valley of Flowers. The Indian Government has declared this valley a national park.  The best months to visit are July and August, during the monsoons.   The trek to the valley is relatively easy and is a popular second destination for pilgrims visiting Hemkunt Sahib.

helipad

an Indian airline company has started a helicopter service between Govindghat and Ghangria. The flight takes about 5 minutes.

It takes only 3 min from Govindghat to Ghangaria by Helicopter and charges are Rs. 3200(In 2018).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel

The take-off point for Hemkund Sahib is the town of Govindghat about 275 kilometres (171 mi) from Rishikesh. The 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) trek is along a reasonably well maintained path to the village of Ghangaria (also called Govinddham). This path can be covered either by walk or by pony and a Gurudwara here gives shelter to pilgrims. In addition there are a few hotels and a camp ground with tents and mattresses. A 1,100-metre (3,600 ft)climb on a 6-kilometre (3.7 mi) of stone paved path leads Hemkund. Overnight stay is not allowed at Hemkund Sahib and so it is necessary to leave by 2 PM to make it back to Govindghat by nightfall.

Gurdwara Rishikesh was constructed in 1964. Bal vidyalya was opened in 1976 on 12th feb.

 

 

 

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Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib

Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib is founded by Fifth Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji in 1590. Guru Ji initiated the task of digging the land for Sarowar( water pond). The Sarowar at Tarn Taran Sahib is th biggest in whole of the Punjab Gurudwaras.

Later Sixth Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji also stayed  at  this place for a night while returning from Delhi after arresting Chandu. That place is  now named as Gurudwara Manji Sahib .

Ninth Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Teg Bahadur ji also visited this place .Guru Ji preached the Sikhs at this place.

There is a Minaret at one side of the Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib. This Minaret was built by Kanwar Naunihal Singh granson of great king Ranjit Singh in 1839, This three storey Minaret is located at the right side of Shri Darbar Sahib. Its height is 156 feet and 6 inch. Nearby villages 10-12 miles away can be seen from its top floor it is a Wonderful representation of architecture of Sikh Kingdom.

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Baba Farid Ji

Baba Farid Ji 

The  Faridkot district of Punjab is named after Baba Farid Ji. Baba Farid once visited this city earlier called Mokhlapur. Here he sat on a forty day seclusion. Then the city king was very much impressed by Baba Farid ji . Hence he named the city after the name of Baba Farid Ji. Baba Farid Ji has great contrinution to Punjabi Literature. His shloks are also included in The sikh Holy “Guru Granth Sahib Ji”.  His bani is included under the “Raag -Assa ” and “Raag -Suhi” . The below statue of Baba Farid is installed at the Harike Nanaksar Gurudwara Sahib.

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Gurudwaras near Tarntaran Sahib- Plan a combined visit

 

Gurudwaras around Tarn Taran Sahib

There are eighteen Gurudwara Sahibs near Tarn Taran Sahib. If the routes , distance and directions are already known to us , we can visit these all combined more conveniently .

These are the Gurudwaras around Tarn Taran Sahib and their distance.

Guru Ka Khuh                                      0.5 Km

Jhulane Mahal                                       4 Km

Lakeer Sahib                                           1.5 Km

Khadur Sahib                                          20 Km

Goindwal Sahib                                      25 Km

Beed Baba Budha Sahib                        18 Km

Amritsar                                                    22 Km

Sagrana Sahib                                          16 Km

Talla Sahib                                                 16 Km

Shan Sahib                                                 22 Km

Chheharta Sahib                                      30 Km

Pahuwind                                                  34 Km

Sursingh                                                     28 Km

Harike                                                         31 Km

Patti                                                              25 Km

Jandiala                                                        15 Km

Chola Sahib                                                 25 Km

Sultaanpur                                                  50 Km

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Ritual of burning an eternal flame at Gurudwara Sahibs

 

Belief or Disbelief about eternal burning flame at Gurudwaras

In old times, light of  desi ghee was kept burning all time in the Gurudwaras because it does not produce any kind of bad smells after burning. As there was no arrangement for light in the lack of electricity. But today we have all arrangements for lightening. So according to sikhism it is manmat. That ghee should be used in Guru ke Langer for the public servings.

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Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Alamgir, Ludhiana

Gurdwara Manji Sahibn is near to the village of Alamgir, Ludhiana district, Punjab. Guru Gobind Singh, tenth guru of the Sikhs, stayed here for a short while. Upon reaching Alamgir, Guru Gobind Singh is reported to have shot an arrow into the ground; a spring appeared from that place. He was also presented with a horse here by a devoted follower.

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Historical Gurudwara Takhtupura Sahib related to three Sikh Gurus

Aqua_Power_HD_20150614_114143Gurudwara Takhtupura Sahib is situated in the Takhtupura village in Nihal Singh Wala Tehsil , Moga district near Badhni Kalan.Three Sikh Gurus visited this place.  Hence there are three gurdwaras in single complex.

1) Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

2) Gurudwara Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji

3) Gurudwara Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji 

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Gurudwara Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji

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Miri-Piri de Maalik Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji stayed here near the holy place of Guru Nanak Dev Ji while going Mehraj from Bhai Ki Daroli.Guru Ji preached sikhism here for almost quarter past month.Guru Ji went Mehraj from here and fought and won a battle there.

Gurudwara Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji reached here passing through the villages of Raikot, Lamme Jatt Pura and Chakkar.According to Giani Gin Singh Ji When Guru Ji reached here , he was very thirsty. His horse stroke his hoof against earth and water appeared here and a pool (Sarowar) was created. Guru Ji bathed in this pool along with his horse. Guru Ji along with his all sikhs drank water from this pool. Guru Ji reached Deena Sahib where he wrote “Jafarnama” via Pakka Sahib Madhe Ke.Today there is a beautiful Sikh Temple in the memory of Shri Guru Gobind singh Ji.

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Chappar chiri – Museum and Fateh Burj

Established on 30 Nov 2011 at Mohali district of Punjab, Fateh Burj is the symbol of victory got by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur against the Moughal army captained by Wazir Khan. This Fateh Burj , if translated turns out to be Victory Tower.

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This Victory Tower is the tallest victory tower in mohali. Its height is 328 feet.Aqua_Power_HD_20150603_160341

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Fateh Burj

On The occassion of third centenary of the historical battle of Chapparchiri ,the construction of eight columned Fateh Burj was started in January 2011 and was completed in the record time of 11 months. India’s highest ,this 328 feet high Burj stands as the symbol of historical victory of Khalsa to win Sirhind in the battle found by Great General Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.In this historical battle the Khalsa established the first Khalsa reign by taking revenge of the martyrdom of younger Sahibzadas of the Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and teaching a lesson to Wazir khan, the Subedar of Sirhind.

This Burj has three stories, the first 67 feet,second 117 and third 220 feet high.Its top is decorated with a Dome and a Khanda.The first storey commemorates the victory of Samana, the second storey for the victory of Sadhaura and the third storey for Sirhind which was fought at Chapparchiri.

The statues of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji and his five generals in this memorial complex  , who while standing on the mounds were commanding the Khalsa army fighting the Moughal army  of Wazir Khan ,symbolizes the war scene of that time.The view of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar and the complex is worth seeing from these towers.

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Before leaving for His heavenly abode the first Sikh General apointed  as the chief of Khalsa Panth by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji at Nanderh ,was known in the history as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. After his arrival at Punjab Baba Banda singh Bahadur first took victory over Samana and Sadhaura in november 1709. After that in may 1710 he won Sirhind in the battleground of Chapparchiri by defeating Moughal armies under the leadership of Wazir Khan , the Subedar of Sirhind. The Khalsa took the revenge of the martyrdom of  younger Sahibzadas of the tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji by killing Wazir Khan, The Subedar of Sirhind.

With the victory over Sirhind ,Baba Banda Singh Bahadur established the Rule of Khalsa in the state of Sirhind  which was extended from Satluj to Yamuna river.Immediately after establishing the Khalsa rule, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur released governmental Coins and Mohars having names of Great Sikh Gurus.On the coins there were following lines.

Deg O Teg O Fateh O Nusrat Bedrang

YaafatAj Nanak Guru Gobind Singh

Along with this Baba Banda Singh Bahadur also abolished the Jagirdaari and Zamindari system and gave the farmers the proprietorship of their lands.The period of first Khalsa rule was from 1708 to 1716.At last on ninth June1716 Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji embraced martyrdom along with his son Ajay Singh and 700 Sikhs at Delhi for illuminating the sikh religion in times to come.

 

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Bhai Aali Singh Ji resident of village Salaudi was the Faujdar of Wazir Khan ,Subedar of Sirhind. When Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji reached Punjab Heleft his Faujdari of Sirhind state and joined the army of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji along with his friends. After the establishment of first Khalsa Rule he was appointed as the Vice Subedar along with Bhai Baaj Singh. Bhai Aali Singh Ji also embraced martyrdom along with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji on 9  June 1716.

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Bhai Maali Singh Ji left the Faujdari of Sirhind to join the army of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji ,He was brother of Bhai Aali Singh. He also left his job with Sirhind state to join hands with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji in Sikh struggle. He was appointed as a commander of a military troop .On 9th June 1716. he also embraced martyrdom along with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji after bearing many tortures.

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Bhai Baaj Singh Ji resident of Mirpur Patti(Maarha) was appointed as the first Subedar by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji after the victory of Chapparchiri and establishment of first sikh rule. He also led many war campaigns against the Moughals. He showed a tremendous proof of his bravery when he gave a severe beating to Mughal officers even when he was tied up in chains. Bhai Baaj Singh Ji also embraced martyrdom along with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji on 9 June 1716.

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Bhai Fateh Singh

Huge groups of the sikhs from Malwa under the leadership of Bhai Fateh Singh was first to join Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. After the victory of Samana (November 1709) Bhai Fateh Singh Ji was appointed as the Subedar of this place. He played a decisive role in the battle of Chapparchiri. He also embraced martyrdom along with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji on 9th June ,1716. Chakk Fateh Singh Nagar at Bathinda has been established  after his name.

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Bhai Ram Singh

Bhai Ram Singh Ji , the great warrior of Khalsa Army ,was brother of Bhai Baaj Singh Ji  and had unprecedented contribution in the victory of Chhaparchiri battle. He was the Chirf General of the army of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji , Bhai Ram Singh Ji also embraced martyrdom along with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji on 9 June 1716

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