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Datun Sahib is the name of a tree in the main bazaar in Leh which Guru Nanak visited in about 1516. Though a Gurudwara is absent at the place, Datun Sahib’s remains are of a large meswak tree, located behind the Jamia Masjid, in main bazaar in Leh.

The Datun Sahib is located very near to the Leh Palace, in a small bylane, which now houses mainly bread makers.

Datum Sahib contains a nishan sahib and a tree wrapped with orange cloth. On a yellow board in front of the tree is written that the city of Leh was blessed with the visit of Rimpoche Nanak (Holy Nanak) in about 1516. Guru Nanak was revered by both Buddhists and Muslims alike. It is said that Leh was devoid of greenery at the time. But by planting a meswak tree at this place, Nanak blessed the city with greenery. This meswak tree is a reminder of the abiding message of Nanak, to spread greenery and harmony all around.

Within a radius of about a kilometer, two main Singh Sabha Gurudwaras are located here. Neither remain open for visitors 24 hours a day.



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