Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib

Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib is a Sikh place of worship in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. It is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh – the tenth Sikh Guru. It finds mention in Dasam Granth – a collection of manuscripts attributed to the tenth Sikh Guru.
It is the highest Gurudwara located at an altitude of 4,329 meters. The Gurudwara is named after the glacial lake Hemkund, which in Sanskrit means the “Lake of Snow”. A small temple of Lakshman (brother of Lord Ram) is also located at the shores of Hemkund Lake. Due to the very high location, the Gurudwara is inaccessible from October till April.

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