Patthar Sahib Gurudwara
About Patthar Sahib Gurudwara
To commemorate the very important person in the history of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, the disciples built a temple in Ladakh region and that is the famous Pattharsahib Gurudwara. The temple is located at a distance of 25 miles from Leh at a place believed to be where Guru had vanquished one demon centuries ago.
The stories behind the establishment and Guru’s visit to Ladakh are really famous. One story goes like this, a demon who lived in Ladakh region was killing the natives and to help the grieved Guru reached Ladakh and people were happy to be with him. But the demon became furious to see this and he deployed a plan to kill Guru. He came into Guru’s place and saw he was praying and the demon threw a huge stone onto his body but a miracle happened and the stone was turned to be a wax like substance when it touched Guru’s body.
Then demon realized his fault and sought apologies from Guru. The stone is also placed in the temple. Though it is a Sikh temple, Buddhists in large numbers come here to worship Guru Nanak. Currently, the temple is taken care of by the Indian Army. Everyone who goes to Kargil stops here and pays tribute to Guru Nanak in the temple.
Height: The temple is located at an altitude of 12000 feet above the sea level.
Timings: The temple is open on all days from 06:00 am to 07:00 pm.
Entry fee: The entry to the temple is totally free.
Location: On the Leh-Kargil Highway, about 25 miles away from Leh is where the temple is located.
Best time to visit: The months between June and October are the suitable time to visit the temple.