Ponta Sahib Gurudwara-Himachal Pradesh

Gurudwara Ponta Sahib is a respected temple of Sikhs. This holy pilgrim not only provides spiritual comfort but also tells us how Sikh religion exists. The name of this place has either come from the fact that Guru Gobind Singh has kept his foot here or because he had lost an ornament here that he used to wear on his feet. According to the stories, Gurudwara was once visited by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. On the invitation of Raja Medini Prakash, the Sikh Guru came to Sirmour and was impressed with the courtesy of the King that he decided to spend the next four years as Poet and left a written description of his life in the state, which he said was the happiest era of his life.

It is said that once Raja Medini Prakash and Guru Ji were searching for the place. During his visit, Guruji was so impressed by the place that he decided to build a camp on the banks of the river. Guruji laid the foundation of this holy city with his holy hands and named it Pan-Tikka, which is today known as Ponta Sahib. As a symbol of respect and gratitude, King Medini Prakash decided to make a gurdwara on the banks of river Yamuna. Prior to leaving the gurdwara, Guruji fought against some of the neighboring areas.

The present structure of the gurdwara was constructed in 1823 by Baba Kapoor Singh. Earlier, this temple was situated in the middle of a thick forest where Guru Gobind Singh Ji wrote about hunting, training his warriors and books of literature. Guru Gobind Singh has written several important holy books here, including the major parts of the DasamGranth. Then he went to Anandpur Sahib to build a Khalsa Panth. Inside the Gurudwara, there is a large court where the Guru used to sit with 52 poets. Apart from this, there is a museum where various weapons of Guruji are displayed.


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