Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara-Uttranchal

A Sikh temple or pilgrimage is called Gurudwara. It is the place, where the Guru to be believed resides. Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site at Chamoli district of Uttaranchal in India. It is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708), the tenth Sikh guru, and he is mentioned in a work directed by Guruji, Dasam Granth. With the establishment of a Glacier lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks, each one was decorated on the rock of the Nishan Sahib, according to the survey of India located at an elevation of 4,632 meters (15,197 feet) in the Himalayas. This has been approached by Govindghat on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. The main city near Govindghat is Joshimath.

is dubious from October to April because of snowfall and glacier. Sikh pilgrims come in May and work to repair damage to the winter path, which in tradition, called “selfless service”. It is a concept which is an important principle of Sikh religion. The design and construction of gurdwara, that we see at present was started in the middle of the 1960s, Major General Harkirat Singh, Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army, visited Gurdwara.

Take-off point for Hemkund Sahib, about 275 km (171 mi) from Rishikesh is the town of Govindghat. The 13km (8.1 mi) trek is a well-maintained path for the village of Ghangeria (also called Govindadum). This path can either be covered with a walk or a pony and Gurdwara provides shelter to pilgrims here. Apart from this, there are some hotels and a campground with tents and mattresses. It is not allowed to stay overnight in Hemkund Sahib and therefore it is necessary to return to Govindghat in the afternoon. This place provides internal peace to your soul and a good view to your eyes.


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