Live Kirtan from Hemkunt Sahib

Live Kirtan-Hemkunt Sahib

gurudwara hemkunt sahib

Gurdwara Hemkund / Hemkunt Sahib History

(Meditation Place of Guru Gobind Singh Ji)
Guru Gobind Singh Ji the Tenth Master in one of his great holy compositions entitled “Bachittar Natak” while giving a hint or pointing out this good site Hemkund Sahib or Hemkunt Sahib:
Ab mae apni katha bakhano.
(Now I narrate my own tale)
Hemkunt parbat hae jahan. Sapat sring sobhit hae tahan.
(Hemkunt Mountain is auspiciously situated among “Sapat Sring”, a mountain-chain of the Himalyas
Tah hum adhik tappasia saadhi.
(At that site I meditated heavily on God in the previous birth)
Tin prabh jab aais muhe dia. Tab ham janam kalloo meh lia.
(When the Almighty allowed me then I took birth in the dark age)
On the basis of the aforesaid holy composition uttered by Guru Sahib and with the Sikh Sangat’s assistance some Gursikhs (the true Sikhs) Sant Sohan Singh ji Tihri wale, Hawaldar Modan Singh ji, Bhai Vir Singh ji etc. started the research work of this holy place Hemkund Sahib. In Samvat Nanakshahi 465-66 (1933-34 A.D.) they on the dint of the Sikh Sangat’s assistance and the Guru’s kind grace were successful in reaching this holy place, Hemkund Sahib or Hemkunt Sahib. Roundabout Samvat Nanakshahi 468 (1936 A.D.) the Sikh Sangat got the Gurdwara Sahib constructed at Hemkund Sahib. The inauguration of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib ji was manifested in Samvat Nanakshahi 469 (August-Sep., 1937 A.D.)
Surrounded by the snow-ladden for about four to five months and sky-touching mountainous peaks this holy place Hemkund Sahib is situated approximately at the height of 15,000 feet from the sea level. At the climax of the winter season sometimes the snow-fall reaches even upto 30-35 feet. Hemkund Sahib is approximately at a distance of 35 to 40 kms from the border of China. On the three sides there are the seven peaks of the Sapatsring Mountain of the Hamkunt Mountain Chain (1. Rudar Himalaya 2. Bishanpuri 3. Udgari Kanth 4. Sarga Rohan 5. Brahampuri 6. Mer 7. Sumer) and on the fourth side Nilkanth Mountain is situated. The circumambulation of the holy tank is about 1¼ or 1½ kms. The water of the tank is clean like glass.
Design and construction of the present gurudwara was started in the mid-1960s, after Major General Harkirat Singh, Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Army visited the gurudwara. Major General Harkirat Singh selected Architect Siali to head the design and construction effort. Thereafter, Architect Siali luddu made annual trips to Hemkunt Sahib and organized and supervised the very complex construction process.
From year 2011, there has been a live telecast of kirtan from the gurudwara sahib on MH1 Channel every morning from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Antique Snaps of Hemkunt Sahib

Havaldar Modan Singh retired from the military in 1936 after deciding to dedicate the rest of his life to the service of the Guru's tap asthan. In 1937, the Guru Granth Sahib was installed in the hut on the shore of the lake, which became the site of the highest gurdwara in the world. In 1939, Sant Sohan Singh died, but not before entrusting Modan Singh with his mission to continue the development of Hemkunt Sahib.

Hemkund Sahib Yatra starts on June 1 every year, and ends on October 5

Some Important Informations about

Pin Code249401
S.T.D. Code01372
Post OfficeGobind Ghat
Situation30°41'55.32"N 79°37'08.40"E
Temperature(Max.) 7-10° (Min.) 1.5-2° Cel.
Nearby AirportJowligrant 307 k.m. (Dehradun)
Nearby Railway StationRishikesh 293 k.m.
Nearby Patrol PumpJoshi Math 15-20 k.m.
Nearby ATMState Bank of India
Badrinath (App. 18-20 k.m.)

Distance between Hemkund Sahib to other Important Cities

From Gobind Dham6 k.m. (afoot)
From Gobind Ghat19 k.m. (afoot)
From Rishikesh294 k.m.
From Haridwar319 k.m.
From Amritsar730 k.m.
From Delhi639 k.m.
From Patna Sahib1319 k.m.
From Mumbai2023 k.m.

Necessary Material to carry along with you

Rain-coat, First-aid Kit, Wind-Sheeter, Water-Bottle, Sweater, Torch and Cell (at Gobind Dham the supply of electricity is only till 10:00 p.m. So torch is very necessary), Gloves, Neckerchief/Muffler, Cloth-Boots, Scissor –Chappal etc.

Nearby Hill Stations of Hemkund / Hemkunt Sahib

  • Nainital : While going to Hemkund Sahib or Hemkunt Sahib from Rishikesh, in the way from Karan Prayag after turning right side comes this famous hill station. From Nainital about 15-20kms. ahead railway station Kathgodam lies from which one can leave for Delhi by train.
  • Mussoorie : While going to Rishikesh from Haridwar ahead at some distance from Raiwala Railway Station after turning left side from the Nepali Farm/Chowk this hill station is situated ahead approx. at 70 kms.

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