Hemkunt Sahib

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Trek route to Hemkunt Sahib. To reach this place you get off at Govindghat, about an hour s drive before Badrinath, stay overnight there. The trek from there to Hemkunt can be done in two parts. One is a 13kms trek to Ghagria. Two is I think a 6kms trek f

Entry to Hemkunt Sahib area. W.H. Mcloed wrote in the History of Sikhism, "At 4,636 metres is Hemkunt. This spot is said to be the place where Guru Gobind Singh prior to his human birth, engaged in austerities. These austerities are described in Bachitar

An overview of the Gurdwara. It is tough trek so have ankle high shoes, if going after July carry a wind sheeter with you.

Closer view of the Gurdwara on banks of the holy pond.

Another view of the Gurdwara with mountains in the background.

Sraddhalu s (devotees) praying at the holy pond.

As per tradition you are supposed to have a dip in the holy pond before going for darshan in the Gurdwara. The man in front probably found the water too cold & got his feet wet while the devotees you see behind decided to take the dip.

Inside the Gurdwara - picture of the Takht.

Inside the Gurdwara - picture of the Takht.

Inside the Gurdwara - devotees singing.

An overview of the Gurdwara.

Cooking for Sraddhalu s.

Inside the Gurdwara - rear view of the Takht.

Sraddhalu s (devotees) outside the Gurdwara.

Sraddhalu s (devotees) outside the Gurdwara.

Doing community Sewa (service) - washing utensils. To see pics of Golden Temple Click here