Apologue: Harbhajan Singh also famously known as the hero of Nathu La Pass whose ghost still guards the Indian border. Harbhajan Singh was an Indian Army soldier who died in 1968 near Nathu La, Sikkim, India. As per the legends Singh drowned in a glacier at 14,500 ft height where he was leading the flock of mules carrying supplies to the remote outpost. Three days later his remains were found near Nathu La. Legends further claim that the late Singh himself helped the search party find his body. On 26th January 1969, he was cremated with full military honors.Later through a dream, he also instructed one of his colleagues to construct a shrine on his memory. Some Indian soldiers claim that during India and China war, Singh would warn the soldiers 3 days prior the attack. And this may sound a little funny but any army official not maintaining a clean and disciplined uniform gets a slap from Singh. :D. Also, his own attire is self-cleaned strangely.He still exists in that region as per the legends and protects what is ours, even the then Chinese soldiers used to believe the same. Also, during flag meetings at Nathula La, the Chinese themselves set a chair aside for him to honor him. Why? Do they feel his existence or scared of a 'slap' they might get. :D.Also, do not forget to visit the Cafe 13K, which stands right opposite to the temple. A hot cup of coffee is a great reliever from the cold so biting. And needless to say please do buy the souvenirs from a small emporium next to the cafe for remembrance.
रहस्यमयी "बाबा मन्दिर" का रहस्यइस अमर शहीद की आत्मा आज भी करती है देश की रक्षा"पंजाब रेजिमेंट के जवान हरभजनसिंह की आत्मा पिछले 50 सालों से लगातार देश की सीमा की रक्षा कर रही है।"
दिमाग गुस्से से भनभना रहा था, मन तो किया कि वापस जाकर दो-चार उल्टे-सीधे पंच दे मारूं। पर अपनी यात्रा को लड़ाई-झगडे की बली नहीं चढाना चाहता था। मन मार कर गाड़ी की आगे बढ़ गया, अब हमें वापस जाना था। बाकी लोग पहले ही गाड़ी में बैठे मेरा इंतजार कर रहे थे। अब आप कहेंगे मैंने सैनिक भाई से कैफेटेरिया के काउंटर पर जो चौकाने वाली जानकारी जमा की, वो नहीं बताया। तो बात ये है कि यह यात्रा वर्णन लंबी हो चुकी है और उस जानकारी को मैं चंद शव्दों में समेट कर नाइंसाफी नहीं करना चाहता। तो बाबा मन्दिर की आश्चर्यजनक और चौकाने वाली जानकारी अगले पोस्ट में लेकर आपके सामने पेश होता हूँ।https://yayavarektraveler.blogspot.com/2018/11/6.html
If you are from Army background or a keen follower of Indian Army, then you would have definitely heard stories of Baba Harbhajan Singh from your friends, family or from someone serving in Indian Army.
Baba Harbhajan Singh MandirThis was the third and last point for the day. Captain Harbhajan Singh was a soldier in the Indian Army. He was martyred in a battle at Nathu La during the 1965 war of India and China. According to legend, Captain Harbhajan Singh came in the dreams of soldiers and told them to build a shrine for him. It’s believed that Baba protects and warns the Indian Army about threats even today. Also, if any soldier is not in proper attire, he receives a slap from Baba Harbhajan. The water kept here is said to cure people from illness and hence, many people leave bottles of water in the mandir.