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Hemkunt Sahib
Hemkunt Sahib

Hemkunt Sahib

by A S Berar

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Language

English

Publisher

Srishti

ISBN

8188575151 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 168

Binding

Paperback

A S Berar

Author: A S Berar
Publisher: Srishti
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 168
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188575151

Description

A journey on foot from Delhi to Hemkunt, a distance of 500 km was the inspiration for, and the genesis of, this research on Hemkunt Sahib. With 8 pages of color photographs and V&W sketches and maps, this book is a valuable read.

Many of the gurudwaras associated with Guru Gobind Singh are situated in very picturesque hilly surroundings. Hemkunt Sahib literally towers above them all for it is located in the Himalayas at a height of 15,200 ft above sea level.

This work traces the history of Hemkunt Sahib from the time it was first mentioned by Guru Gobind Singh in the autobiographical section Bachitar Natak in Dasam Granth. Following that lead Pandit Tara Har Narotam first identified it in 1884 and wrote about it in Gur Tirath Sangrah including a sketch map of the route.

Bhai Vir Singh's poetic account Kalgidhar Chamatkar inspired Sant Sohan Singh to undertake the journey. He identified the spot positively in 1934 and the first Gurudwara measuring 10ft x 10ft was built in 1935.

Hemkunt Sahib is believed to be connected to a previous birth of the tenth Guru and today millions of devotees make the arduous journey to pay homage. Many take the opportunity to also visit the Valley of Flowers nearby and the holy shrine of Badrinath.

Contents

Preface

HEMKUNT
Beauty Beyond Compare

THE PILGRIMMAGE
Charan Chalo Marg Gobind

NOW I WILL TELL MY TALE
Ab Main Apni Katha Bakhano

THE QUEST
Jithe Jaya Bahe Mera Satguru

THE PATHFINDERS
Gursikhi So Than Bhalya

THE FIRST GURUDWARA
Jithe Baba Paer Dhare Puja Asan Thapan Soha

THE PRESENT GURUDWARA
Its proposal, Design and Construction

THE BEAUTEOUS MOUNTAINS
Valley of Flowers and Badrinath

List of Events
Bibliography
The

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