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HemkundHemkund Sahib opening date 2017 (25th May, 2017): Hemkund Sahib, the well known pilgrimage site in the Himalayas has opened today, on the 25th of May for visits by Sikh pilgrims. The first batch of devotees was flagged off by the Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Shri Satpal Maharaja. This batch of first pilgrims was led by the panch-pyaras from the Govind ghat Gurudwara.
The importance of Hemkund Sahib derives from the belief that the last Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh, mediated in this place in a previous incarnation, and this information was revealed to him in a dream. Govind Ghat is the staging point for visiting Hemkund Sahib. Visitors usually take a local shuttle taxi from Govind Ghat to Pulna, from where they have to trek around eight kilometres to Ghangria. The steep climb from Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib is usually undertaken the following day. 
Currently there is plenty of snow on the Ghangria-Hemkund Sahib route, but local volunteers and the army have cut a path through it for the pilgrims to safely travel upto Hemkund Sahib. Before its enshrinement as a Sikh pilgrimage site, locals used to travel to Hemkund-Lokpal, as it was known earlier, to visit the Laxman Temple in the place.

About Hemkund Sahib:

This how in one of his writings, Guru Govind Singh indicated  that in one of his previous births he had meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snow-covered peaks known as Shapta Shring.  In 1930, Havildar Sohan Singh inspired by Tara Singh Narottam’s findings, was on a mission to locate this celestial lake. He was taken by the local villagers to a lake near the Valley of Flowers, then known as Lokpal. Havildar Sohan Singh was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the lake and the images of snow peaks in the rippling waters, that he immediately shouted “This is the Lake” referred to by Guru Govind Singh.

Seven snow-covered peaks surround Sri Hemkund lake and their reflection in the bluish-green water is a picture to behold. 

As Guru Govind Singh is revered equally by the Sikhs and Hindus alike, this lake has today become a popular pilgrimage centre for both the communities…… read more.

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