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Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, Leh

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  • Datun Sahib is the name of a tree in the Main Market at Leh. Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji visited this site around 1517. The ancient 'sacred' Datun tree which many people believe is the biggest and the... 
    Datun Sahib is the name of a tree in the Main Market at Leh. Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji visited this site around 1517. The ancient 'sacred' Datun tree which many people believe is the biggest and the...  more »
  • There were numerous Sikh religious followers from all over the world at this shrine, located at the heart of Ladakh Valley. The food, drinking water and other amenities were available aplenty. 
    There were numerous Sikh religious followers from all over the world at this shrine, located at the heart of Ladakh Valley. The food, drinking water and other amenities were available aplenty.  more »
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  • What travellers are saying At the end of the street (towards the market) there is a Neem Tree and its believed that Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji used the Datun (Stick used for chewing and cleaning teeth) from this tree. one of historical gurudwara in leh known as Dattun sahib(Miswak),as per history first sikh guru Nanak Dev ji maharaj visited here in 1517 one of historical gurudwara in leh known as Dattun sahib(Miswak),as per history first sikh guru Nanak Dev ji maharaj visited here in 1517 Datun Sahib is the name of a tree in the main bazaar at Leh, Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, India. Guru Nanak visited this site around 1516. There is no Gurudwara at the site, but the remains of a large meswak tree are located behind the Jamia Masjid in the main bazaar at Leh. The Datun Sahib is located close to the Leh Palace, on a lane which mainly houses bread makers. Datun Sahib Datun Sahib tree in Leh, 2009.jpg The tree in 2009 Location Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India Date seeded 1516 Sign near the tree. Datun Sahib contains a nishan sahib and a tree wrapped with orange cloth. A yellow board in front of the tree refers to the visit of Rimpoche Nanak (Holy Nanak) around 1516. Guru Nanak was revered by both Buddhists and Muslims. It is said that Leh was devoid of greenery at the time, but Nanak blessed the city with greenery by planting a meswak tree. There are two main Singh Sabha Gurudwaras located within one kilometre of the site.
  • A must visit historical Gurudwara (Sikh Shrine) in the heart of Leh town. This sacred place is constructed to commemorate the visit of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion in year 1516 AD. It is believed that Guru Nanak Dev Ji on the way back to Punjab reached Leh via Sikkim, Nepal and Tibet. The name Datun Sahib is derived from the meswak tree planted by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It is said that Leh was devoid of greenery at the time, but Guru Ji blessed the city with greenery by planting a meswak tree. The same tree is still there as testimony to the visit of Guru Nanak and the related story of planting the meswak tree. People from all castes and creed can visit this place. Free food (langar) is also served to the needy.

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