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Nestled amid the Himalayan Ranges, Sri Hemkunt Sahib is a sacred pilgrimage revered by thousands of Sikhs every year. Literally meaning 'Lake of Snow', this highest Gurudwara in the world is perched at an altitude of 4329 m above the sea level and lies in the backdrop of snow - clad mountains. The shrine is also known as Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib and can be reached by trekking through numerous waterfalls, thick forest and captivating views of the Himalayas. The gurudwara is open only for few months between May and October and close down during the extreme winter months.
According to the 'Bachitra Natak', the autobiography of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Hemkunt Sahib was the site which housed the seven snow peaks where he meditated in his previous birth. In spite of its relatively perilous terrain and harsh cold climate, thousands of pilgrims visit the Hemkund Sahib every year to witness the crystal clear water of the lake and to seek the blessings of the Almighty.
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