Sikh Pilgrimage in Dehradun


Dehradun has a lot of visitors from the Sikh community. The Sikh pilgrimage in Dehradun is a much awaited event for the devout Sikh community.

Dehradun is regarded as the gateway to the majestic Himalayas. The beauty of the place has prompted many a religious leader to set up base in the region. The Sikh pilgrimage in Dehradun is due to the 'dera' or camp established by Ram Rai.

Ram Rai is the son of Guru Har Rai. Guru Har Rai is the 7th Guru of the Sikh religious lineage. The Sikh pilgrimage in Dehradun occupies a high position in voluntary religious excursions due to the illustrious work done by Ram Rai.

Ram Rai built a Gurdwara in Dehradun. The Sikh pilgrimage in Dehradun revolves around this Gurdwara. The present name of the Gurdwara is Ram Rai Durbar.

The Sikh pilgrimage in Dehradun is centered around Ram Rai Gurdwara which is a Sikh religious temple. The word 'Gurdwara' transliterates into 'doorway of the Guru'.

Ram Rai Durbar contains customary Sikh religious text - Guru Granth Sahib. The Ram Rai Durbar exhibits the following distinctive features:

Nishan Sahib: Nishan Sahib is a triangular orange flag with a Sikh emblem in the middle of the flag. The Sikh emblem is known as Khanda.

Langar: The Gurdwara which is the Sikh pilgrimage of Dehradun has a large dining room where meals are served. The large hall inside the Gurdwara is known as Langar.

Darbar Sahib: Darbar Sahib is a hall which houses the Sikh holy book.

Night room for the Sikh holy book.

Various utility rooms



Last Updated on 14 March 2013