Hemkund Sahib

About Hemkund Sahib

Nestled at an elevation of approximately 4,329 meters, this exquisite gurudwara, also recognized as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, graces the shores of the pristine Hemkund Lake. Hemkunt Sahib, a highly revered Sikh shrine, beckons thousands of pilgrims annually. According to the sacred Granth Sahib, Guru Govind Singh, the tenth guru of Sikhs, engaged in meditation on the tranquil banks of Hemkund Lake in one of his earlier incarnations. Surrounded by snow-draped peaks, the gurudwara boasts captivating natural vistas and trekking routes, notably the path leading to the enchanting Valley of Flowers, making it a sought-after destination for both trekkers and tourists. Originating from the lake, the Himganga stream adds to the serene ambiance.

Legend has it that Lakshmana, the younger sibling of Lord Rama from the epic Ramayana, found solace and restored his health through meditation on the banks of Hemkund after sustaining severe injuries in battle. The revered Lakshmana temple now stands at the very spot where his meditation took place.

During the winter months, the gurudwara remains cloaked in snow, only to reopen its doors every summer for the annual pilgrimage known as Hemkunt Sahib Yatra.

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