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In news: Neh Pema Shelphu Shrine


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Prelims level: Neh Pema Shelphu Shrine

Mains level: NA

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Central Idea

  • The landowner of a disputed area in Arunachal Pradesh has demanded either compensation from Army for a land where Army has built Gurdwara near the Neh Pema Shelphu Shrine.

Neh Pema Shelphu Shrine

  • It is a holy shrine located in the Mechukha Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It holds significant religious importance for the local Memba Buddhist community.
  • The shrine is believed to have been sanctified by Guru Padmasambhava, a prominent figure in Tibetan Buddhism, during his exploration of the area in the 8th century AD.
  • It has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for the Memba people since 1274 AD, according to historical records.
  • It attracts hundreds of Buddhists who visit the shrine annually during a pilgrimage in March.

Why in news?

  • The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee claimed the shrine associated with Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, in Arunachal Pradesh has been turned into a Buddhist shrine.



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