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Paonta Sahib


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Paonta Sahib is one of the major pilgrimage sand religious sites for the Sikhs. Pilgrims come here to pay homage to the tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh. It is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

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The tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh stayed at this peaceful place for four years after leaving Anandpur Sahib. On the occasion of Baishakhi and Holi, the whole town of Paonta Sahib thrives with life.

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Pay homage to Sikh Guru Govind Singh. Visit the religious places present in this town.

Introduction

Paonta Sahib is one of the major pilgrimage sand religious sites for the Sikhs. Pilgrims from all over the country comes to this place to pay their homage to the tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh. This religious and historic town was founded by this great Sikh guru, who stayed at this peaceful place for four years after leaving Anandpur Sahib. The gurudwara located in Paonta Sahib commemorate the staying of Guru in this place.

Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh is located on the banks of Yamuna River and is surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty. You will find complete peace of mind during your visit to this religious place. The word "Paonta" literally means space for a foot hold and reflects about the staying of the Guru ji here. It is here, where Sikh Guru Govind Singh wrote the Dasam Granth. At the gurudwaras, you can find various places that traces the events during his stay in this place.

The major places within the gurudwaras include Shri Talab Asthan, Shri Dastar Asthan, Kavi Durbar and other major spots, which has historic significance. The museum exhibits various articles which were used by the Sikh guru. You can see the weapons used by him in the museum. In this holy town, you can find a number of towns and gurudwaras.

On the occasion of Baishakhi and Holi, the whole town of Paonta Sahib thrives with life. People get drenched in festivity and take part in various celebrations on the occasion of the festival. To explore this whole town, you will take only a day. During your trip, you can go for sightseeing tour in and around Paonta Sahib. Some of the major sightseeing destinations in this religious town are Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, Museum, Memorial of Rishi Kalpi, Sahstra Dhara, Khodri Dak Pathar, Kafota, Simbalwara Wildlife Sanctuary and Sirmour.

There are several religious sites in Paonta Sahib, which include Patanjali Jyotirlinga temple, Shiva temple, Bhadarkali temple, Tirgarhi gurudwara, Dei-Ka-Mandir, Balasundari temple, Shrine of Baba Garib Nath, Yamuna Temple, Gurudwara Bhangani Sahib, Gurudwara Tirgarh Sahib, Gurudwara Shergarh Sahib, Katasan Devi Temple, Nagnauna Temple and Ram Temple.

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