Garima | Dec 29, 2018 | 2
The Tale of Our Legend Soldier Baba Harbhajan Singh
Baba Harbhajan Singh was born to the Sikh family on 30 August 1946 in the village of Sadrana, district of Gujarawala Punjab (Pakistan).
The Indian military soldier Captain “Baba Harbhajan Singh” was honored by soldiers of the Indian army as the ” Hero of Nathula, ” who established a shrine in his honor.
Sepoy Harbhajan Singh disappeared in October 1968. It’s said that he fell into a stream and drowned while escorting mules carrying provisions.
After a few days, he reappeared in one of his soldiers ‘ dreams and asked him to make his name a memorial here.
The keepers made a samadhi, and Baba Harbhajan Mandir was built later. Although Harbhajan Sing is no longer, the guards here believe that his spirit is still alive and that he is treated as a living person. They all believe that Harbhajan will shield them in extremely challenging circumstances
This temple is located about 64 km from Gangtok on the road between the Nathula Pass and the Jelepla pass. Beautiful hill view along with patriotic song played in the temple make this place more like heaven.
There are three rooms in Baba Mandir. The central room of the temple has a large portrait of Baba, which was placed with other Sikh gurus and Hindu deities.
On the right of the central room is Baba’s personal room. The room contains all the essential household items needed for daily living, starting with clothes, slippers, etc. There are also nicely ironed uniform and polished boots. The sheets are reportedly found to be crumbling every morning and the boots get muddy at evening.
Another room is a storeroom which is filled with bottles of water, unused slippers, toothbrushes, and other Baba items. The followers believe that after a week, the water kept in the Mandir would become holy water and cure every disease. The slippers kept here are believed to help patients with gout and other foot problems, etc.