AmritWorld.com organized an Educational Tour for Sri Paunta Sahib Ji in Himachal Pradesh state of India on May 11, 2008.
All the participants gathered near the Yadwindra Public School Chowk in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali) at 05:00 AM. Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ performed the Prayer and after that all the participants left for Sri Paunta Sahib in a deluxe bus while raising slogans of ‘Boley So Nihaal. Sat Sri Akaal’.
As soon as the bus started its journey towards Sri Paunta Sahib, the participants started reciting the ‘Nitnem’ (Sikh Daily Prayers). After the ‘Nitnem’, the participants recited Sri Sukhmani Sahib (a holy composition written by the 5th Guru, Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji). Then, the participants started performing ‘Keertan’ (holy devotional hymn singing) in the bus. A prayer was performed after the Keertan and ‘Prasaad’ was distributed among the participants. All this happened in the bus while traveling to Sri Paunta Sahib Ji. In a tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh, the participants had their breakfast and tea etc.About 10:00 AM, the bus reached Sri Paunta Sahib Ji. AmritWorld had already booked rooms for participants. All the participants took some rest in their rooms.At 10:30 AM, the participants gathered in the newly built hall, where Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ described history of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji in details. After that, the participants enjoyed bath in river Yamuna. They took ‘Guru Ka Langar’ in the community kitchen.Participants performed ‘Keertan’ in Gurdwara Sri Paunta Sahib Ji from 02:15 PM to 03:00 PM.Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ performed prayer after the ‘Gurbani Keertan’ and then the participants left for Gurdwara Sri Bhangani Sahib.Bhangani is a village, where the battle between Guru Gobind Rai Ji and hill kings was fought. A Gurdwara is built in memory of Guru Gobind Rai Ji.
The participants recited ‘Gurbani’ in the holy Gurdwara and had ‘Guru Ka Langar’.
Then, the participants visited Gurdwara Sri Teer Garhi Sahib Ji, another historic place related to battle of Bhangani Sahib.
While returning to Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali), the participants visited the historic Gurdwara Sri Nada Sahib in Haryana State. It was around 10:00 PM.
At 11:00 PM, all the participants reached Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali), where Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ performed the prayer of thanks.
(Pictures in Gallery Section).