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Pilgrimage to Hemkunt



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Pilgrimage to Hemkunt by Jaswant Singh Neki
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Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayan ranges of the northern India, Sri Hemkunt Sahib has emerged as a popular centre of Sikh Pilgrimage which is visited by thousands of devotees from all over the world every summer, According to Bachitra Natak, the autobiographical account of the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, it was Hemkunt adorned with seven snow clad peaks that he meditated in his previous birth. It was during the thirties of the twentieth century that the place was discovered by Sohan Singh and Bhai Modan Singh Bhai Vir Singh Sikh Savant and a leading figure of the Singh Sabha movement, played an important role first in helping these two gentleman by verifying for them the location of the place and later by providing financial support for building a Gurdwara at Hemkunt. Collective efforts of Sikh Pioneers backed by community support led to the construction of the Gurdwara en route including Gobind Ghat 6,000 feet and Gobind Dham 10,000 feet. In spite of difficult terrain where Hemkunt is situated, devotees from all over the world make it to the unique Sikh shrine every summer.
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February 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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