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Guru Nanak's Visit To Ladakh
Posted by Preet Mohan S Ahluwalia Send Email to Author on Wednesday, 10/28/1998 2:38 PM MDT
The following is an excerpt from the book "Excellence of Sikhism". The article first appeared in the Tribune, March 13, 1994. The author of the article is S Kishie Singh.
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There is a beautiful Gurudwara known as "Pather Sahib" constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above the sea level.

In the late 70s, during the construction of Leh-Nima road, a large stone was found in the middle. The bulldozer driver tried to push and throw away the stone but it did not move and in the process the blades broke and the work stopped. The driver had a dream that night not to move the stone. He narrated his dream to the army officer who did not give any importance to it. When all efforts to remove it failed it was decided to blow it with a dynamite the next day. That night the army officer also had a dream not to remove the stone but he again disregarded it. The next day being Sunday he noticed that early in the morning several Tibetans came and started showing reverence to the stone. On enquiring further he was told that this was a "Wax Statue" of their revered Lama, Nanak and it contained the imnprints of his shoulders, head and backside.......he was told that during the period 1515-1518 AD when Guru Nanak was returning back to Punjab through Srinagar, after travelling to Sikkim, Nepal and Tibet, he rested
at this place. A woman came to him for help. It was her son that was to be sacrificed to a demon who lived on the hill. Guru Nanak consoled her and asked her not to send her son to the demon. The demon was infuriated and threw a large rock at the Guru which hit the back of the meditating Guru and stopped there. The Guru's body is believed to be imprinted on the rock. The demon felt ashamed and prostrated at the feet of Guru Nanak.

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There was another article about Gurudwara Pather Sahib in the Spokesman. This article had pictures of the Gurudwara, the Stone and the hill which incidently is called Nanak Hill. Interestlingly this legend is quite similar to that of Gurudwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan.


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