Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple - The temple of an Indian soldier, where the Chinese army also tilts the head.
There is a soldier on the Indo-China border in Sikkim who is protecting the border even after 48 years of his death. You may find it strange to hear, but in the temple of Baba Harbhajan Singh, the Chinese army also bends head. People from every place, irrespective of their citizenship come here to worship in the temple of Baba Harbhajan Singh.
The Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, situated between the Jelep Pass and Nathula Pass in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. All soldiers and officers of the Indian Army pray in Baba's temple built in the icy mountains of 14000 ft on the India-China border.
Baba Harbhajan Singh was born on 30 August 1946 in Sadhana village of district Gujranwala (in present-day Pakistan). He was a soldier of the 23rd Punjab Battalion and joined the army in 1966. This brave soldier of the Indian Army is also known as 'The Hero of Nathula'.
Harbhajan, who posted as a soldier in the Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army, was going with his convoy on 4 October 1968, he died after accidentally falling into a deep moat, at that time neither his dead body nor any information found.
It is told that later he came in the dream of a friend and gave information about his body, then he was cremated. People have such a desire that since then till today, the soul of Baba Harbhajan Singh protects the borders here. It is a belief that even after his death, Harbhajan Singh has been providing all the information to the army from time to time and alerting. The army built Baba's temple after this with a photo of Baba Harbhajan Singh and his belongings kept in this temple.
People of Sikkim say that a separate chair kept for Baba Harbhajan Singh at the flag meetings of India and China on the border.