Gurudwara Dasvin Patshahi in NadaunGurudwara Dasvin Patshahi is one of the best holy places which has spiritual and historical background and is situated on the banks of the River Beas, with the beautiful trees all around the Gurudwara. People from all over the world visit this holy shrine which was built in the remembrance of the Lord "Guru Gobind Singh".
This Gurudwara which is located in the town of Nadaun (Kangra), was taken care-off or maintained by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee .
History of Guru Gobind SinghThis history of Guru Gobind Singh says that, he had fought and won the battle against the Mughal Chief called 'Alif Khan' and his men. The record also says that, the entire force of this commander Alif Khan was pulled to the river, and Alif Khan flew away!
The reason behind such a great battle is that, the Maharaja Bhim Chand (King Bhim Chand) was found to be very weak to fight against the strong Alif Khan, who hired some strong force sent by the Mughal Warrior. Due to the in capability of facing such a strong army, King Bhim Chand went to the Guru Gobind Singh seeking his help. Because of this reason, Guru Gobind Singh had to fight the battle and after the end of the battle, he stayed in Nadaun for 8 more days.
Later, as a pleasant memory of the visit of Guru Gobind Singh, Mahararaja Ranjit Singh planned to construct the Gurudwara, exactly where the Guru Gobind Singh had put his tent for those 8 days. He then named it as "Gurudwara Nadun Sahib". But after few years the same Gurudwara was named as the "Gurudwara Dasvin Patshahi" by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.
Architecture of Gurudwara Dasvin PatshahiThe area around as well as the architecture of the holy Gurudwara Dasvin is amazing. The beauty of this Gurudwara is similar to a 'White Shining Pearl'. This single storeyed building which has a big dome on its top, provides a great scenic view of the Himalayan mountains. While, the amazingly carved arches doubles the beauty of the building, which is surrounded by a blue railing over its border. The single squared dome room came to being under Rai Bahadur Wasakha Singh.
It is mandatory that the people who visit this Gurudwara should dress well, as well as cover their head with the scarves provided. Such kind of covering body and head in a proper manner, is the form of paying respect to the Guru. As usual, like other holy places, people will have to leave their footwear outside, to enter this holy shrine.
This Gurudwara has 4 doors on every side which are opened for people of all castes and religion. However, the drunken persons are not allowed in this holy shrine, and neither smoking allowed inside. They are immediately put outside the Gurudwara.
Festival Celebrations in Gurudwara Dasvin PatshahiEvery day is a festival in this Gurudwara Dasvin Patshahi which is decorated throughout the years. Especially during the festival of Guru Nanak day, all sikhs will wear nice dresses and the whole Gurudwara will be lighten up with the lamps, and lots of cultural programmes will be held here.
Even the marriage are conducted and celebrated very grandly at this Gurudwara, just like the festivals.
How to Reach Gurudwara Dasvin Patshahi
The people who wish to travel in a speedy way can pick a flight from any region of India to the the district of Kangra. From Kangra, there are taxi services to take people towards the Gurudwara, which is just 30 Kms from Kangra.
To reach Gurudwara through the railway station, one can pick railway to the Mandi which seems to be very close from the Kalka.
Mandi is the too nearest place that is very well-connected by the road. There are many buses to Gurudwara; even one can hire taxi from here.
Best Time to Visit GurudwaraTourists can visit Gurudwara anytime. However, the best time to visit would be between the months of March and July. Even the months like the September and October seems to be good, which are the post-monsoon months and nice time to visit the place, as there will be a very pleasant atmosphere.
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