Located in the periphery of Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, is the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, which was constructed in memory and honour of Guru Nanak. This place of worship is associated with a very important event in the history of the Sikh religion. It is popularly believed that during 1515-18 when Guru Nanak was returning to Punjab via Srinagar, after travelling to Sikkim, Nepal and Tibet, he had rested at this place. When he reached Leh he sat here to meditate. While here, Guru Nanak vanquished a demon who was trying to crush him with a boulder.

However, the boulder that the demon rolled down turned soft and melted and instead of hitting him, and took on Guru Nanak's shape. In 1970, a boulder was discovered that is believed to be the one in the story with Guru Nanak's shape still carved in it. The Indian Army, along with the help of the local people, constructed this gurudwara to pay homage to this event and all cars passing this route make sure to stop to say a prayer and seek blessings. Every Sunday, officers from the Indian Army volunteer here for public service.

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