Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Gurudwara Pathar Sahib was built in 1517 to commemorate Guru Nanak Devji’s visit, founder Guru of Sikhism. In fact, Guru Nanak Dev is revered by Buddhists who regard him as a saint.
Guru Nanak Dev ji Reached Leh in 1517 A.D. In the opposite hill, there lived a cruel demon who used to terrify the people. On hearing the plight of the grieved, Guru ji reached this place heaved a sigh of relief on seeing the Guru ji but the demon was very angry on seeing this and he hatched a plan a kill Guru ji. One day, when Guru ji was immersed deep in the worship of God, the demon took the opportunity and throw a huge stone (Pathar) on Guru ji so that Guru ji would die under the huge stone. But ‘When the almighty protects, none can kill him’ and at that time an unusual incident happened. As the huge stone touched Guju ji, it became like wax and Guru ji’s body got struck in the wax but it did no effect the worship of Guru ji. The demon was pleased assuring that Guru ji was killed and came down near the stone. Seeing Guru ji alive, the demon was surprised and in a fit of rage, he kicked the stone with his right leg but the demon’s leg also get struck in the wax. The, the demon realized that he in his foolishness had tried to kill a Lord’s devotee and he fell at Guru ji’s feet to apologize for this mistake. Guru ji opened his eyes and summoned the demon to live the rest of his life by serving the humanity and only then he will be benefited. The demon obliged the Guru ji’s saying and lived peacefully thereafter. After some time, Guru ji went to Kashmir via kargil. You can have a glimpse of the holy stone inside Gurdwara Sri Pather Sahib.
- AddressLeh-Kargil Road, Ropar, Leh
- CategoryGurudwara, Religious Places, Tourist Places
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