Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hemkund Saheb

     Hemkund Saheb ji is a Sikh place of worship or a 'Gurudwara' as it is called. This one is dedicated to Guru Govind Singh, the 10th guru or teacher of the sikhs. Though the origin of this structure is quiet old, it was constructed in the present form in the 1960s. It is located at an altitude of 15000 feet surrounded by glacial lakes in the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The trek to this site is very tough and can be reached only during the months from May to September. The rest of the year it remains snowbound and unreachable. But faith makes devotees go through all the hardships. There are many who go there just for the sake of adventure and curiosity. Next time you get a chance try and make it. You will not regret. Have a nice day.