Situated at a height of over
15,000 feet above the sea level in the
Himalayan ranges of northern India, Sri
Hemkunt Sahib has emerged as a popular
centre of Sikh Pilgrimage which is
visited by thousands of devotees from
all over the world every summer.
According to Bachitra Natak, the
autobiographical account of the tenth
Guru, Gobind Singh, it was at Hemkunt
'adorned with seven snow peaks' that he
meditated in his previous birth.
It is here that one must
stress the significance of the gurdwara, for it is the gurdwara that stands
as the epitome of all the principles that constitute the Sikh faith.