Ram Rai Darbar, Dehradun
Ram Rai Darbar, Dehradun - Address, Phone Number
Address: Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj, Jhanda Moholla, Dehradun- 248001, Uttarakhand, India
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
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About Ram Rai Darbar, Dehradun
This can be considered as the most important place of the Doon Valley. The name of the valley itself has a link with this place. History says that, Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji, the son of the seventh Guru Shri Har Rai ji set up his camp here in the 17th century. It is called ‘dera’, which means set up in the valleys, meaning ‘doon’. Thus, the name Deradun, which was later on, converted into Dehradun.
It is known that the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was very pleased with the charm of Shri Guru Ram Rai Sahib and ordered his officials to extend all held needed to him. Initially just a gurudwara was built in Dhamawala. This beautiful present day building was built in the early 18th century.
There are many portraits of various gods and goddesses in this holy place. Not only are there symbols of the Sikhs, but of all other religions. This is a symbol of harmony and religious tolerance followed by the Sikhs. There are other inscriptions and paintings of other holy people, sages and religious books and epics on the walls of this lovely gurudwara. There are pretty paintings of flowers, trees and birds. The most striking feature are the paintings of similar faces with tipped noses and big eyes which depict the color and art scheme of Kangra-Guler and Mughals. The high towers and minarets are the traditional forms of Muslim architecture.
Another stunning feature of this whole place is the big lake or pond which had once dried up and had become a dumping zone, has now been renovated and revived. This place is one bathing destination for the pilgrims who visit the gurudwara.
The gurudwara trust is one of the largest philanthropic societies here who work towards proper health, education and living for the local people. There is something else also that will definitely catch your eye here. It is the huge langarkhana or the eating room where food is served to 1000 of pilgrims who come to the shelter of god every day.
Ram Rai Darbar Information
- Open your footwear before entering the gurudwara.
- Cover your head when you enter the gurudwara.
- An early morning visit is the best to give you a lot of freshness due to the calm ambience.
How To reach Ram Rai Darbar by Public Transport
- Nearest airport is at Jolly Grant.
- Nearest railway station is Dehradun.
Restaurants Near Ram Rai Darbar
- Chicken Point
- Nanking Restaurant
- Yeti Restaurant
- Kumar Vegetarian & South Indian Restaurant
- Lhasa Restaurant
- Tirupati Balaji Vegetarian Restaurant
- Goyal Sweets
- Doon Sweets
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Ram Rai Darbar, Dehradun Reviews - Write a Review
A peaceful, spirtual and divine place. Love to visit again n again.. and stay for so long. It's the origin of Dehradun city. Jai Shri Guru Ram Rai Sahib.
Peaceful and spiritual place to visit. It was related with the history of Dehradun.
Good place. Good bless them
i love this place. because i very very miss this place. jai guru dev. wahe guru ji da khalsa, vahe guru ji di fateh
A good place to visit