Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hemkund Sahib - First Gurudwara Building

First Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara building was completed in Nov 1936 with a ten by ten foot stone gurudwara sahib with a three foot verandah facing the lake. Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which had been presented by Bhai Vir Singh, was formally installed inside during the first week of September, 1937 making Hemkund Sahib the highest gurudwara in the world.


Hemkund Sahib

Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib to be opened for Darshans from May 25, 2013 : Nagar Kirtan from Govind Ghat to Govind Dham will be on May 24 and from Govind Dham to Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib on May 25.


Punjab Gurudwara Tour

Punjab Gurudwaras

Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar : The Harimandir Sahib (meaning Temple of God) is also commonly known as the Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib (Divine Court). It is situated in the city of Amritsar in Punjab. The Golden Temple is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. It is a source of inspiration for all Sikhs and their chief place of pilgrimage. 

Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind : An important destination for Sikh pilgrims. This gurudwara has been built on the site where 300 years ago, Guru Gobind Singhji's two young Sahibzadas were entombed alive by the Mughals because they had refused to embrace Islam underduress of the Nawab of Sirhind.

Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib : A birthplace of the Khalsa, it was here on March 30th, 1699 Guru Gobind Singh baptized 5 sikhs with amrit (sweetened water) stirred with his Khanda and called them his Five Beloved Ones and gave them the last name ‘Singh’ which means Lion. Guru Gobind Singh then humbly bowed before the Five Beloved Ones and asked them to initiate Him into the Khalsa Brotherhood. 

Damadama Sahib also known as Guru -Ki- Kashi Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda : Guru Gobind Singhji stayed in Damdama Sahib for nine months and it was here that he worked on the Adi Granth. He made Damdama the centre for propagating the Sikh faith and called it ‘Khalsa De Takht’ or Throne of the Khalsa. It holds great significance for Sikh for it is the place where the guru sought rest and refuge during his battles with the Mughals. 

Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala City : Marks the site where the 9th Prophet,Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji had rested while proceeding to Delhi to embrace martyrdom to uphold man's right to worship according to his belief. 

Tarn Taran : 24 Kms south of Amritsar. Founded by the 5th Prophet Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji the impressive Gurudwara with gold plated dome has a holy pool. The guru used to run a leper's home here. 

Goindwal Sahib : Within easy reach of Tarn Taran was the centre of Sikh religion during the time of the third Prophet, Guru Amar Das ji. The deep well (bauli) in the Gurudwara has 84 steps. Whoever takes a bath here and recites Japji Sahib (divine composition of the first Prophet of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji ) at each step, and repeats the recitation followed by bath in the Holy Well 84 times, attains moksh, because he lives out 84,000 cycles of birth representing each specie created by God. 

Baba Bakala : 45 Kms from Amritsar. The 9th Prophet Guru Teg Bahadur had revealed himself to Makhan Shah Lubana, a Sikh devotee here. A fair is held here on the occasion of Rakhsha Bandhan. 

Dera Baba Nanak : (35 Kms west of Gurdaspur) Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent last 12 years of his life here. Clothes he wore at Mecca are preserved here. A fair called the Maghi fair is held here every January. 

Other Famous Gurudwaras in Punjab : 

SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI : Gurudwara Kandh Sahib, Batala, Dist. Gurdaspur Gurudwara Hatt Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala Gurudwara Guru Ka Bagh, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala Gurudwara Kothi Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala Gurudwara Achal Sahib, Dist. Gurdaspur Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak, Dist. Gurdaspur

SRI GURU ANGAD DEV JI : Gurudwara Khadur Sahib, Dist. Amritsar SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI : Gurudwara Chaubara Sahib, Goindwal, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara San Sahib, Basarke, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Baoli Sahib, Goindwal, Dist. Amritsar 

SRI GURU RAM DAS JI : Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahl, Dist. Amritsar SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI : Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Tham Sahib, Kartarpur, Dist. Jalandhar Gurudwara Bath Sahib, Dist. Gurdaspur Gurudwara Bir Baba Buddha, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Ramsar, Dist. Amritsar 

SRI GURU HARGOBIND JI : Gurudwara Guru Ki Wadali, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Babeksar, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Lohgarh, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Daroli Bhai, Dist. Firozpur Gurudwara Chhevin Padshahi, Dist. Jalandhar Gurudwara Baba Atal, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar 

SRI GURU HAR RAI JI : Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar 

SRI GURU HARKRISHAN JI : Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar SRI GURU TEGH BAHADUR JI : Gurudwara Baba Bakala, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib, Dist. Patiala Gurudwara Bahadurgarh, Dist. Patiala Gurudwara Pathshahi Nouvin, Talwandi Sabo, Dist. Bathinda 

SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI : Gurudwara Vibhore Sahib, Dist. Nangal Gurudwara Ghat Sahib, Dist. Nangal Gurudwara Bhatha Sahib, Dist. Ropar Gurudwara Bhadaur, Dist. Sangrur Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora, Dist. Ropar Gurudwara Garhi Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Dist. Ropar Gurudwara Katalgarh Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Dist. Ropar Gurudwara Charan Kanwal, Machhiwara, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Ghani Khan Nabi Khan, Machhiwara, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Katana Sahib, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Alamgir, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Phalahi Sahib, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Raikot, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind, Dist. Patiala Gurudwara Zafarnama, Dist. Bathinda Gurudwara Gangsar, Jaito, Dist. Faridkot Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot Gurudwara Thambu Mal & Darbar Sahib, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot Gurudwara Shahid Ganj, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot

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Hemkund Sahib New Palki

New Palki Sahib for Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib in which Sri Guru Granth Sahib will be carried in a Nagar Kirtan on May 23 from Govind Ghat to Govind Dham and May 24 from Govind Dham to Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib. Sardar Madan Singh, President of Sri Hemkund Sahib Management Trust is standing on left hand side.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hemkunt Sahib Helicopter Service 2013

Hemkund Sahib Helicopter Tour Packages

Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib Helicopter service is available from Govind Ghat to Govind Dham (Ghangaria). This route is around 14kms and Helicopter ride takes around 8 minutes. Hemkund Helicopter sitting capacity is 5 persons. The Hemkunt Helicopter trips start from Govind Ghat at 6AM and continued till 2PM. Return trips of Hemkunt Helicopter from Govind Dham to Govind Ghat also start by 6.30AM and continued till evening.

Helicopter trips for Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib are regular depending upon the weather.

Hemkund Sahib Helicopter Tours are available from May 25, 2013 to Oct 10, 2013.


Helicopter service from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria/Govind Dham Charges :
- One Way Ticket : Rs 3400 Per person
- Return (Both Ways) Ticket : Rs 6800 Per person

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hazur Sahib Flight Tours and Tours Packages

Delhi Hyderabad Hazur Sahib Flight Tour Packages

Please note that from Feb 2013, there are no direct flights from Delhi to Hazur Sahib. You have to fly from Delhi to Hyderabad and then travel by Car for Hazur Sahib.
Details of Delhi Hyderabad Hazur Sahib Tour Package :
Day 1 Morning Flight from New Delhi for Hyderabad. Pickup from Hyderabad Airport and drive for Nanded. Reach Nanded in the evening & transfer to hotel. Evening visit Takht Sri Hazur Sahib and attend evening Aarti. Night at Nanded hotel.
Day 2 Breakfast, Full day tour of visit of all local historical Gurudwaras of Nanded – Gurudwara Shikar Ghat Sahib, Gurudwara Sangat Sahib, Gurudwara Mal Tekdi Sahib, Gurudwara Hira Ghat Sahib, Gurudwara Mata Sahib Devaan Ji, Gurudwara Nanaksar, Gurudwara Ratangarh and Gurudwara Nanakpuri Sahib. Night at Nanded hotel.
Day 3 Breakfast, Morning drive for Gurudwara Nanak Jheera, Bidar. After visiting Bidar, drive back for Hyderabad and drop at Hyderabad Airport for return Flight for Delhi.
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Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib

 Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib : Hemkund Sahib, with a spectacular setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven peaks, is a popular sikh pilgrimage site for Sikhs. It is located in the Himalayas at an elevation of over 15,000 ft in Uttarakhand state of India. A sacred Sikh Gurudwara Hemkund has been built on the shores of Hemkund Lake.

Gurudwara Hemkund sahib ji in the Himalayas is also regarded as one of the. holiest places of the Sikhs. It was there that Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs is reported to have meditated in his previous life In 'Bachitar Natak' the great Guru relates his story in the following words- "I shall now relate my own story, how God sent me into this world. I was busy performing penance on the hills of 'Hemkund' where seven peaks are prominent. The place is called 'Sapt Shring’ where King Pandu had performed Yoga, there I practiced austerity and worshipped the god of death.

As Guru Gobind Singh ji had mentioned, the place of his previous incarnation in his auto-biography, many sikh scholars tried very hard to locate the exact place. In 1930, a Sikh soldier, Havildar Sohan Singh found Hemkund as he was trekking through this region. He connected it with the place from Guru Gobind Singh's writings. The Sikh religious organizations eventually picked up on this find and designated Hemkund as a special place for worship.

Sri Hemkund Sahib Tours are available only in the summer, between June 1 and October 5 every year.

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