Gurudwara Paonta Sahib Ji - Things to Know Before Visiting
Court Rd, Main Bazar, Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh 173025, India
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About Gurudwara Paonta Sahib Ji
Gurudwara Paonta Sahib is a noted gurdwara in the district of Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. The Gurdwara enjoys a high historic and religious importance among the followers of the Sikh religion world over. The Gurudwara has a palanquin "Palki" made of pure gold, donated by devotees.
Attractions Near Gurudwara Paonta Sahib Ji
This is one of the famous Shakthipeeth temples in India. It has two important temples of Hindu deities: one of the Goddess (Devi) Shakumbhri herself and another one, Bhura-Dev temple, located one kilometer away from it to the east, of the deity Bhairava, considered to be her guard. Another temple dedicated to this goddess and quite famous is near the Sambhar Lake, in Rajasthan. Another big temple of Shakumbari devi is located in Badami, of Bagalkot District of Karnataka.
This is an ancient temple located in the Shaharanpur district of Uttar pradesh. It is believed that before worshiping the Shakumbhri mother, it is necessary to worship Baba Bhua Dev. Even while on returning journey from Mataji’s temple, people bow down their heads to Baba Bhua Dev.
Renuka Lake in the Sirmaur district is famous for its cultural and historical connection. The tourist can experience some of the breathtaking views when they reach the ridge of the lake while passing through the dense alpine forest. The lake is located at an elevation of 672 m above sea level. Renuka Lake is the largest lake (area wise) in Himachal Pradesh, covering a circumference of about 3214 m.
The ancient pilgrim site of Kapal Mochan is located on the Bilaspur Road near Ambala. The temple is small and situated beside a ‘sarovar’ or pond named Brahma Sarovar. It is said that if a person bathes here, they will be relieved of all burdens and sins. Legend holds that Brahmanhatya, i.e., killing a Brahmin is a major sin but the guilty can be freed of this upon bathing in the holy waters of Brahma Sarovar.
Nahan is a town in Himachal Pradesh and is the headquarters of the Sirmaur district. This is an ancient fort located at the top of a hill. There are so many things to see in and around the fort.
The Saketi Fossil Park is famous for its six life-size fibre reinforced plastic models of pre-historic animals. The park at present has six sets of life-size models of Stegodonganesa (extinct grand elephant), Sivatherium, Colosschelys Atlas (giant land tortoise and Chelonia), Paramachaerdus (saber-toothed tiger), Hexaprotodon-Sivalensis (hippopotamus with six incisors), and Crocodilia.
Where is Gurudwara Paonta Sahib Ji
Discover More Attractions in Sirmaur, Where Gurudwara Paonta Sahib Ji Is Located
District Sirmaur is located in the outer Himalayas which is commonly known as the Shivalik range. This district is bounded by district Shimla in North Uttrakhand in East, Haryana in South and district Solan in North-West.