Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara is located 1.5 km from Clocktower Dehradun and is one of the famous Gurudwara in Dehradun. The Ram Rai Gurudwara in Dehradun is one of the oldest Gurudwara and a popular pilgrim place of Sikhs. With the support of the ruler of Dehradun, Gurudwara was created by Ram Rai. Every year Jhanda Sahib Mela is organized here in which locals and Sikh people participate.
History of Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara Dehradun
The Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara of Dehradun was established in 17th century by Ram Rai, the eldest son of Shri Har Rai Ji, the seventh Guru of the Sikhs. According to scholars, Guru Ram Rai was forced to leave his native place to become a Sikh Guru. He established his camp in Dehradun in 1676. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was very impressed by the miraculous powers of Guru Ram Rai Ji. Therefore, he told King Fateh Shah of Garhwal to give all possible help to Shri Guru Ram Ji. Initially, the Gurudwara was built in Dhamawala.
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The construction of the present building of Darbar Sahib was completed in 1707. The construction of Darbar Sahib is a symbol of Islamic and Hindu architecture. In the building, the domes, the tower, the gurudwara, reflects the mixed culture of the murals and the spiritual knowledge. So far all the sections, castes and creed have visited Darbar Sahib.
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Ram Rai Gurdwara, an important Sikh pilgrim center allows entry into all sections of the society despite caste, creed, and religion. Entry to Ram Rai Gurdwara is free of charge. It is accepted from those sacred minded people who want to serve society. The wonderful picture around the Ram Rai Gurdwara of Dehradun not only attracts devotees of the religious temple but also attracts tourists in large numbers.
How to reach Guru Ram Rai Gurdwara Dehradun
Ram Rai Gurudwara is located just 200 meters away from Saharanpur Chowk the heart of the Dehradun city. One can easily reach by auto or bus to Gurudwara. It is 500 meters far from Dehradun railway station and it is 26 km far from Jolly Grant airport Dehradun. From the airport, one can hire a cab to reach the Gurudwara.