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Paonta Sahib ( ਪਾਂਉਟਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ ) is a small beautiful town in the south of Sirmour district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an important religious spot for Sikhs and a bustling industrial town. Major industries are cement (Cement Corporation Of India (CCI), Rajban), pharmaceuticals (Ranbaxy Pvt ltd,mankind pharma ltd), textiles (Malwa cotton and spinning mills of Oswal group) ,chemicals & food(Mushroom Factory). The city has a large Gurudwara, named Gurudwara Paonta Sahib on the banks of the river Yamuna, the river being the boundary between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The Gurudwara Paonta Sahib has linkages to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh and the Sikh leader Banda Bahadur. Its original name was Paontika. "Paon" in Hindi means feet and "tika" in Hindi means became stable. It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh's horse stopped at this place on its own and he decided to stay here. He wrote many Sikh religious books here and then went to Anandpur...
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