Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, Paonta Sahib

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Gurudwara Paonta Sahib is a well known heritage worship place for Sikhs in Paonta Sahib. It is believed that this is the place where Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru, wrote a major portion of the Dassam Granth or the ‘Book of the Tenth Emperor’, a scripture of Sikhism. Locals say that Guru Gobind Singh stayed here for four years.According to a legend, the Guru decided to stay at Paonta Sahib after the horse that he was riding stopped here on its own. Folklore also narrates that the River Yamuna thundering by, flowed less ferociously on the Guru’s request as he sat nearby writing the Dassam Granth. Ever since, the river is said to flow calmly through this region.The Sri Talab Asthan present inside the gurudwara is said to be the place from which Guru Gobind Singh distributed salaries. Also, present in the gurudwaras is the Sri Dastar Asthan from where he supposedly judged turban tying competitions. Another attraction of the gurudwara is a museum which exhibits the pens that the Guru used and the weapons of his time.

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