Assam has been enthralling beautifully. The natural setting, the endowment of the land and the numerous interesting stories related with the region kept us glued for more. India being a spiritual country and all has various amounts of religious beliefs pertaining to the diverse sects.
Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Assam is one such place which has been here since many years inspiring and blessing the people of Assam and all those who choose to come here. Built in the 17th century, the Gurudwara has been made at the behest of Guru Tegh Bahadur who wanted to appeal to the people to come of the superstitious practices of Saktism and Tantrism. For the purpose of eradication of such prejudices, there ensued a fierce battle between the imposing Mughals and Ahoms.
On the request of Raja Ram Singh, the Mughal general of Amber, Guru Tegh Bahadur did accompany with the Raja to crush the rebellion of the Ahoms but the Guru had ulterior motives which were for the establishment of divinity of the Lord in the region. It is said that to deter the Guru from his purpose, the tantrics of the region hurled a 26 foot long stone towards the Guru which we could still see embedded in the region and that we did, truly entrenched deep in the earth, it is the proof of the sanctity of the place.
Located in the Dubhri town, the exterior façade of the Gurudwara is like balm for eyes lending a peaceful and tranquil serenity to the place. The white structure is symbolic of peace and the simple architecture- the example of the simplicity that the sect preaches.
Through the imposing gateway, I entered along with my kids into the premise of the Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Assam which led to grand red color painted steps which led to the main courtyard from where the sanctum is accessed. True to history, Guru continues to preach the power of peace and peaceful solutions in life just as he worked out a peaceful solution between the Ahoms and Raja Ram Singh.