Sikh Shrines

Gurudwara Nangali Sahib

Gurudwara Nangali Sahib is situated in the lap of a picturesque hill and on the banks of Drungali Nallah about six kms from Poonch Town. It is one of the oldest Shrine of the Sikhs in Northern India. Presently the Gurudwara complex consists of about 70 rooms, Langar Hall and gurudwara building. Large number of devotees belonging to all faiths visits this shrine from all over the Country every year.

Gurudwara Sahib was established by Thakur Bhai Mela Singh ji (Fourth successor of Sant Bhai Feru Singh ji) in the 1803 AD. Maharaja Ranjit Singh visited Gurudwara Nangali Sahib in 1814 and was impressed very much. He attached an estate with the Gurudwara sahib. He again attached a four villages with the Gurudwara sahib in the year 1823.

During 1947 original building was completely burnt by Pakistan supported attacking tribes men. With the donations and efforts of Sangat (peoples having faith in Almighty) the Gurudwara was reconstructed by Mahant Bachitar Singh ji.

This Gurudwara has remained as focus of the Sikhism in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Round the clock Langar (community kitchen), rest house facility is provided to the pilgrims without considering their religion,caste and creed etc. Although people visit this shrine daily but on Sundays a large congregation is held. Morever the Gurudwara has the pleasant scenary and cool atmosphere which gives the pilgrims the physical pleasure in addition to the peace and solace of mind.

A gigantic function is held in the Gurudwara Sahib on the eve of Baisakhi every year. A large no of devotees from Jammu and Kashmir and outside participate in the day-long function of the Basakhi-the Birth (establishment) day of Khalsa.