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Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Location: Paonta Sahib is situated on the bank of the river Yamuna in the south of Sirmour district in Himachal Pradesh.
Best time to Visit: October to March
Significance: Gurudwara Paonta Sahib and Paonta Fort - a Sikh Pilgrimage Center.

Paonta Sahib has a Gurudwara dedicated to the tenth sikh guru, Gobind Singh, who spent five years here...

Overlooking the river is the Gurudwara where Guru Gobind Singh held court and wrote the major portion of the "Dassam Granth". The Guru also built the Paonta Fort in over hundred acres of land, which housed not only his followers, but as many as 46 famous poets. Regular poetry reading sessions and symposiums were organized to encourage the sort form. The guru left Paonta Sahib after the battle of Bhangani with Raja Fateh Shah, in which he defeated the errant ruler's army after thirty days of battle.

Paonta Sahib is distinguished by its association with the Sikhs and attracts them by the thousands at the spring festivals of 'Baisakhi' and 'Holi'. There are also two Hindu temples, one dedicated to Lord Rama called Devi Ka Mandir and built by a princess, and the other is sacred to Lord Krishna.

The Legend

Legend surrounds the ruins of the old capital of the Raja. Sirmouri Tal, not very far from Paonta Sahib was destroyed by the curse of a court dancer when the Raja went back on an oath to give half of this kingdom in case she crossed a narrow gorge on a rope. This, she did but the wily Raja the offered her the entire kingdom if she could dance her way back. She started back but as she was half way across, he cut the rope hurling the helpless girl into the stream. Floods followed which swept away the city, the Raja and the royal house, as a result of dancer's curse. Vishawkarma temple and few other Hindu temples are also located in Paonta Sahib. The water of river Yamuna is being dammed down stream of Paonta which will soon have a water reservoir where water sports will be organised.

Prominent Attractions of Paonta Sahib


It has been built on the bank of the river Yamuna on the spot where Guru Govind Singh dismounted from his horse after arriving at Paonta, the shrine is an architecture marvel.


The museum contains an interesting collection of the personal weapons of Guru Govind Singh.

Memorial of Rishi Kalpi

Built in the memory of Rishi Kalpi who was brought to Paonta by Guru Govind Singh.

Quila Lohgarh

( 25 km. ) It was the capital of Baba Banda Bahadur Bairagi and the place from where he started the Khalsa coin.

How to Reach Paonta sahib

Air: The nearest airport in Himachal is Jubbarhatti 145 km.
Rail: Nearest broad guage line is Yamunanagar 56 km..
Road: Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. Nahan 45 km., Shimla to Paonta Sahib 258 km., Chandigarh to Paonta Sahib 132 km.

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