Sunday, May 25, 2014

Shri Hemkunt Sahib

Guru Govind Singh meditated at this spot, high up on the Garhwal Himalayas.
The nearby valley of flowers is an unforgettable place to visit as well.

 
While the fact is that lakhs of pilgrims would love to visit the place, we wish they take all appropriate precautions. We forget easily even the most horrible events (it is probably a defense mechanism, else we all will go mad). But last year's tragedy must still be fresh in people's minds.


If any BPeeps are headed that way we will appreciate if you share your travel experiences.
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The portals of the famous Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara located in snow-capped Garhwal Himalayas were thrown open to pilgrims today. Shri Hemkunt Sahib, where Guru Gobind Singh meditated before his incarnation as the 10th Sikh guru, is one of the most revered places and attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year.

Braving chilly weather, over 3,000 Sikh pilgrims offered their prayers at the star-shaped Gurdwara situated at a height of 16,000 ft in Chamoli district.

The shrine opens for four months in a year as the area remains snow-bound during the rest of the period. It had remained closed since October 10 last year.
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Link: http://shrihemkuntsahib.com/home.html
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