Gurudwara Bhangani Sahib
Gurudwara Bhangani Sahib, Paonta Sahib has a rich and colorful history. It is located in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by lush green farms, the gurudwara is a place which is blessed by divinity and tranquillity.
Associated with the battle of Bhangani, the Gurudwara is seen as the symbol of victory in the war against Raja Bhim Chand. This was the place where Guru Gobind Singh ji fought his first battle at the age of 22 against Raja Bhim Chand. Raja Bhim Chand along with Raja Fateh Chand of Garhwa (a close friend of Guruji and relative of Raja Bhim Chand) and many other Rajas of the Sivalik Hills decided to fight against Guru Gobind Singh. Hence, the Battle of Bhangani took place which was later won by Guru Gobind Singh. Final rights of the Sikhs who were martyred in the battle of Bhangani took place in the Gurudwara as well.
This Gurudwara was built in the memory of the war victims and signifies victory and power of the unity of Sikhs. Currently, sewa of the Gurudwara is performed by Sant Baba Pritam Singh Ji from Ludhiana in the Punjab. The white marbled shrine amidst the paddy field is simply mesmerizing, and is worth a visit on a short trip to Poanta Sahib.
Other Gurudarwaras in Himachal