in the triangle is Paonta Sahib, a city sacred to the memory of Guru
Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Paonta to Renuka is one arm
of the triangle. The road passes through Sataun and follows the Giri
River along the beautiful scenery. Situated on the Yamuna River, Paonta
Sahib is a bustling township with growing industries. It is one of the
important places for the Sikhs.
tangible memories of Guru Gobind Singh in the form of his weapons and a
majestic Gurudwara. It recalls his presence even in the name of the city
which is derived from Paonta meaning "foot", either because he set foot
on this place or, according to an alternate story, he lost an ornament
which he wore on his foot called "Paonta" while bathing in the Yamuna
surrounds the ruins of the old capital of the Raja. Sirmouri Tal, not
very far from Paonta Sahib was destroyed by the curse of a court dancer
when the Raja went back on an oath to give half of this kingdom in case
she crossed a narrow gorge on a rope. This, she did but the wily Raja
the offered her the entire kingdom if she could dance her way back.
started back but as she was half way across, he cut the rope hurling the
helpless girl into the stream. Floods followed which swept away the
city, the Raja and the royal house, as a result of dancer's curse.
Vishawkarma temple and few other Hindu temples are also located in
Paonta Sahib. The water of river Yamuna is being dammed down stream of
Paonta which will soon have a water reservoir where water sports will be