Himachal Pradesh is a naturally gifted state of India. Along with the glaciers, meadows and forests, Himachal Pradesh is also a very religious place. People from all around the world visit Himachal to get in touch with their inner selves. Here along with Buddhist Monasteries, ancient Hindu temples and Churches, there are many Sikh pilgrimage sites or Gurdwaras.

A few Gurdwaras of Himachal Pradesh are:

Guru Ka Lahaur: Guru Ka Lahaur is a constellation of three Gurdwaras near Basantgarh village of Bilaspur district. It is around 12 km north of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab and is related to Guru Gobind Singh’s marriage. A temporary base was created in Lahaur in account of the marriage and eventually three Gurdwaras were constructed here. They are

  • Gurdwara Anand Karaj PatShahi Dasvin.
  • Gurdwara Triveni Sahib.
  • Gurdwara Paur sahib.

Gurdwara Gurpalah Patshahi Dasvin: This Gurdwara is located in Bathu village in Una district. It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh visited this village once and had a discussion with Baba Kaladhari on the bank of Suan River. The memorial shrine erected here later is called Gurdwara Gurpalah Patshahi Dasvin.

Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Patshahi Dasvin:This shrine is located in the Saluri village, 16 km north on the Amb road of Una. Guru Gobind Singh sojourned here on his way to Nadaun. The memorial monument built here is called Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Patshahi Dasvin.

Gurdwara Damdama Sahib Patshahi Dasvin: This Gurdwara is based in Ngrauli, at a distance of 20 km from Una by the Una-Panjwar road. This place was visited by Guru Gobind Singh in 1691. The commemorative erected here is known as Gurdwara Damdama Sahib Patshahi Dasvin .

Gurdwara Dasvin Patshahi: Nadaun town is situated at distance of 30 km from Kangra and 70 km from Una. Guru Gobind Singh assisted Raja Bhim Chand in a battle against Mughal general Alif Khan in 1691. The memorial shrine constructed here is known as Gurdwara Dasvin Patshahi.

Gurdwara Damdama Sahib: It is situated in Rawalsar around 15 km west of Mandi town. Rawalsar is the name of a lake with floating islands. Gurur Gobind Singh came here during the time of Baiskahi Festival. The memorial built here is called Gurdwara Damdama Sahib.

Gurdwara Shri Paonta Sahib: Guru Gobind Singh founded the township of Paonta Sahib in 1685. Paonta is based on the bank of the Yamuna River. Paonta is reachable through roads from Yamuna nagar, Nahan and also from Dehradun. Guru Gobind Singh stayed here Upto 1688. A large number of visitors come to Paonta Sahib to learn the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh. The Gurdwara compound is spreading over three acres of land.

Tir Garhi Gurdwara: There are two Gurdwaras in Bhagnani. The one on the right of river Yamuna is known Gurdwara Tir Garhi and the other one is called Gurdwara Bhagnani Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh fought his first battle opposite the hill chiefs in 1688.

Other Major Gurdwaras are:

Bilsapur: Gurdwara Shri Paur Sahib

Kullu: Gurdwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

Mandi: Gurdwara Shri Damdama Sahib

Kangra: Gurudwara Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Sirmour: Gurudwara Shri Dashmesh Asthaan