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From Paonta Sahib the
pilgrims proceed towards Rishikesh. On their way comes
the historical city of Dehradoon. This city was founded
by Baba Ram Rai son of Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji. The Guru
Baba Ram Rai due to
his misinterpretation of the Gurbani. Baba Ram Rai
also showed some miracles to Aurangzeb. King Aurangzeb
gave him four villages in the Doon area as a reward.
When the Guru Har Rai Ji and Sikhs decided not to see
his face, he went to Srinagar Garwaal and became a great
friend of Raja Fateh Chand. Due to his miracle powers
Raja Fateh Chand annexed some territory of Raja Medani
Prakash. He had many followers known as Masands. As Baba
had no issue to inherit his property so Masands were
trying their best to occupy the Dera. Baba Ram Rai
shifted to Dehradoon. There he was cremated alive while
in deep meditation. When his wife Panjab Kaur complained
about this to Guru Gobind Singh he went to Dehradoon and
gave severe punishment to the guilty Masands.
So many pilgrims also
stay at Dehradoon and visit all the historical places.
||From Dehradoon they
reach Rishikesh. Rishikesh is considered to be a very
holy place of Hindus. It is situated at a distance of 24
kilometers form Hardwar. Here the Sikh devotees had
built a very beautiful Gurdwara where langar and tea is
served day and night. Here pilgrims from all sides get
together. There are also many temples and Dharamshalas,
so the pilgrims do not face any difficulty in getting
accommodation for night stay. Being a historical place
there are many important spots to see. Near Rishikesh
there is a Swarg Ashram. This Ashram had been serving
the people since long. Near Swarg Ashram there is
situated a very beautiful place known as Lakshman Jhula.
This Jhula is just a bridge across the river, The
sight of the temple and bridge is worth seeing. It
becomes difficult to leave that place easily. Then comes
Devprayag. This prayag is situated at the confluence of
Bhagirthi and Alknanda rivers.
From Rishikesh at a
distance of 110 kilometers comes the city of Srinagar.
Some pilgrims also stay at Srinagar and visit the
important historical places. It is also said that
Gurdwara of Srinagar possesses two copies of handwritten
Guru Granth Sahib. From Srinagar the pilgrims set out
for Joshi Math. Many beautiful places come in their way.
There also come many prayags in the way, where
confluence of rivers presents beautiful scenery.
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