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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Leh

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See an impressive, colorful, and intriguing place of worship at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. Located at the spot where a demon reportedly attacked Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh religion, the sahib centers around a rock that the demon threw at the guru. Meditating at the time, the Guru's powers made the rock as soft as wax, and today it bears an impression from where the demon tried to kick it. The site tells the interesting legend that inspired it, and the story of collaboration between army officials, Buddhists, and local sikhs that brought it about in the late 1970s. Prepare for high altitudes and cold weather in winter. Plan your visit to Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Leh vacation builder.
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  • Visited the gurdwara with my cousins. This is a very holy place for all the Sikhs (even the soldiers who're posted on Leh make it a point to visit the gurdwara whenever possible). The mythology about ...  more »
  • This was my first ever visit to a Gurudwara. The history behind this place is Rich and one must make it a point to read all the frames hung in the place. Also, do not miss the food here.  more »
  • A Divine experience , the ambience is charged with positivity, please read the significance of the gurdwara and why it was named so.  more »
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  • One ofthe best Gurudwara's I have ever visited very nicely maintained by Indian army. They offer tea and snacks for the visitors and langar in afternoon.many bikers halt here.
  • A Historical Gurudwara sahib of first sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev, situated at about 11,000AMSL, can relax and have community food, ATM available, beautiful sceneries.. ))
  • Having a gurudwara at the third pole is a blessing. Pathar sahib is such a well organised and sucha well maintained gurudwara. you'll find it as a surprise if you didn't knew about this place. There is a history associated with this place, which goes like this. There used to be a demon who used to terrorise people in this are. Guru nanakji heard about the miseries of the people and decided to help them .So he settles down in this area and started praying and preaching the local people. Seeing this, out of rage, the demon threw a huge rock upon Nanakji while he was meditating. The rock melted like wax and there is still the craving as big as the back of a human on the rock. That gurudwara was bulit around that rock. If you have the stamina to climb 300 feets at thsi altitude, you can see the place from where the demon threw that rock.Legend indeed. The beauty of this place is as beautiful as the story and the peace is unequal to any place. We had our snacks and we continued our journey although nowbody wanted to leave this place.
  • This place is very Nice and prasad of langar is very Tasty.this place is for all religious.in this place there is no difference between all ten gurus
  • Highly Spiritual................Must Visit in your Lhe Trip

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With all its history, architecture, and scenery, you won't be surprised to learn that Leh possesses plenty of accommodations. A number of hotels with standard rooms sit on the fringes of the old town area, while a few more exclusive options lie a little farther out, occupying scenic positions with views of the town and the mountains. Take a look at the northern suburbs for some of the most budget-friendly options, with the agricultural districts of Changspa and Karzoo offering a wealth of guesthouses surrounded by scenic agricultural fields.
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