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Paonta sahib Surrounded by the Sal forest and on the bank of  river Yamuna the historic town of Paonta Sahib(398m) was founded by the tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh Ji. When only sixteen years old, the guru left Anandpur Sahib and on the invitation of Raja Maidini Prakash of Sirmour,

lived at this beautiful place for over four years. The historic gurudwara commemorates his stay and interestingly the waters of the Yamuna fall   silently below this -which happened at the Guru's behest. The word 'Paonta' means 'Space for a foot hold'.


Gurudwara Paonta Sahib(200m)

This site was Guru Gobind Singh's home for over four years and it was here that he wrote the `Dasam Granth'. Within its precincts are the Sri Talab Asthan where he disbursed salaries and the Sri Dastar Asthan where he judged the turban-tying competitions. At the Kavi Darbar Asthan, poetic symposia were held .There is also a memorial to Kalpi Rishi and a museum that displays pens of the Guru and weapons of the time.

Yamuna Temple(200m)

This ancient shrine is immediately below the gurudwara and is dedicated to the goddess Yamuna.



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