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Gurdwara Sri Paonta Sahib

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The Guru Ji stayed at Paonta Sahib for four and a half years. Raja Medani Prakash of Nahan had requested the Guru to stay for some time in his state. The Guru Ji selected a very beautiful place near village Paonta on the bank of Jamuna. A fort was constructed there. Inside the fort, houses for the residence of Guru and other Sikhs were made. Later on the fort was demolished and a very beautiful Gurdwara was constructed there.

There the Guru devoted himself to the composition of poetry. There were fifty-two poets in his Darbar. Now on the bank of river Jamuna the Kavi Darbar Asthan is situated. Here the Guru Ji and fifty-two poets used to assemble and recite their poems.

While residing at Paonta Sahib the Guru evolved his plans for the completion of God-ordained task. While living at Paonta Sahib the Guru killed a white lion, which had been converted to be a man-eater. A Gurdwara Sher Gah Sahib stands at that place.

Though Raja Fateh Chand and Medani Prakash were at loggerheads with each other. But the Guru helped to reconcile them. Raja Fateh Chand also became friend of the Guru.

In those days Raja Bhim Chand who was considering the Guru as his enemy betrothed his son with the daughter of Raja Fateh Chand. At the time of marriage a large marriage party accompanied by large army proceeded towards Srinagar capital of Raja Fateh Chandís state. The nearest route from Bilaspur to Srinagar passed through Paonta Sahib. Bhim Chand asked the Guru to let their marriage party to pass through Paonta Sahib but the Guru knew the cunningness of Raja Bhim Chand so he did not allow the marriage party. and the army to pass through Paonta Sahib. Bhim Chand was so enraged to hear the reply of the Guru that he decided to attack the Guru after the marriage of his son. Bhim Chand took the large army of hill states and Raja Fateh Chand was asked to lead the army Men the Guru came to know about this he shifted his army to Bhangaani and all preparations were made to face the attack. Raja Fateh Chand attacked the Guru's forces. A severe battle was fought, but hill army could not face the gallant forces of the Guru a large portion of the army of hill chiefs was killed and they ran away. The Guru won the battle. The place where the battle was fought now stands Gurdwara Bhangaani Sahib- and Gurdwara Teer Garh Sahib.
The pilgrims while staying at Paonta Sahib visit all the important historical places, situated at or near Paonta Sahib.



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