"Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution." said Dr David Schwartz, and if you believe something from your heart then the way to attain it shall lay bare before you. So is religiosity. Temples, Churches and Gurudwaras are all epitomes of man's faith in the Supreme Being. Sikhs believe Vahiguru to be formless, yet powerful and benevolent. He is enshrined by few syllables kept in Gurudwaras which are the places of their worship. People worship and adore him by repeating his name, considered to be a way to go closer to Almighty in Sikh Mythology
Description of the Gurudwaras in Himachal Pradesh: There are many Gurudwaras in Himachal Pradesh and these are the venues of religious worship amidst a natural elegance. To help him against the mighty Mughal forces, the ruler of Sirmaur invited the Sikhs in Himachal Pradesh in 1695. This is for the first time that the Sikhs were invited somewhere for help and Guru Gobind Singh readily agreed. So he and his men went out for the Shivalik Ranges and settled here ultimately. During the reign of the Rajput king named Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the western part of the hills were also included in the Sikh territory.
The principle Gurudwaras in Himachal Pradesh is the following:
- Paonta Sahib :- Located beside the swiftly flowing River Jamuna, this Gurudwara is closely associated with Guru Govind Singh, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs.
- Manikaran :- This place draws numerous tourists for its Hot Spring which offers some warmth to a discerning traveler from the frozen weather.
- Rewalsar :- Located beside a sacred Lake which is consecrated for Hindus and Buddhists as well, this place at Mandi draws numerous Sikhs from across the globe.