, A Journey through Sikh History

GURDWARA SRI PAONTA SAHIB is situated in the Paonta Sahib City, Distt Sirmour In Himachal Pradesh. GURDWARA SAHIB is situated on the bank of Yamuna River. SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI came to NAHAN on invitation of NAHAN ruler MEDNI PARKASH, and after staying at NAHAN, GURU SAHIB came to this place and stayed here for 4.5 years. During this period, he engaged himself not only in hunting and training his warrior Sikhs in the martial arts, but also in literary activities, many composing works of religious as well as heroic poetry and patronizing several talented poets and writers whom he employed mostly for translating ancient classics into contemporary Braj or Punjabi. Towards the end of his stay, GURU SAHIB fought and won the first battle of his life against the combined of hill chiefs hostile to him, in his words, 'for no cause'. At the Place Of GURDWARA SRI KAVI DARBAR SAHIB, situated on the back side of GURDWARA SRI PAONTA SAHIB building, GURU SAHIB used to organize KaviDarabrs. There were 52 poets in GURU SAHIB’s darbar. There was very much noise of Yamuna River, because of which poets get disturbed, and they complained about this to GURU SAHIB. After that with blessing of GURU SAHIB yamuna used to flow silently near to GURDWARA SAHIB.

52 Poets in SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI's darbar

1. Uday Rai 2. Ani Rai 3. Amrit Rai 4. Allu
5. Asa Singh 6. Alim 7. Ishavar Dass 8. Sukh Dev
9. Sukha Singh 10. Sukhia 11. Sudama 12. Sainapat
13. Shyam 14. Heer 15. Hussain Ali 16. Hans Ram
17. Kallu 18. Kuveresh 19. Khan Chand 20. Gunia
21. Gurdas 22. Gopal 23. Chandan 24. Chanda
25. Jamaal 26. Tehkin 27. Dharam Singh 28. Dhanna Singh
29. Dhayan Singh 30. Nannoo 31. Nishchal Dass 32. Nihal Chand
33. Nand Singh 34. Nand Lal 35. Pindi Dass 36. Ballabh
37. Balloo 38. Bidhi Chand 39. Buliad 40. Brikh
41. Brij Lal 42. Mathura 43. Madan Singh 44. Madan Giri
45. Malloo 46. Maan Dass 47. Mala Singh 48. Mangal
49. Ram 50. Rawal 51. Roshan Singh 52. Lakha

Pictures Taken on 22-July, 2007.
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  • Address :-
    Paonta Sahib City
    District :- Sirmour
    State :- Himachal Pradesh.
    Phone Number :-0091-1704-222348, 222668