Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj, Dehradun

Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj is a religious and philanthropic organisation funded by Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji, son of Shri Guru Har Rai Ji, the seventh Sikh Guru. It dates back to 1676 AD. The city of Dehradun was christened so, when Shri Ruru Ram Rai Ji put up its "Dera" (Settlement) in Doon Valley. The then Mughal emperor Aurangzeb gifted the town of Dehradun (in its original splendour, it was of 6 villages) to the Guru. The rich heritage and golden history is quite evident in the architectural splendour of the Darbar and the holy Gurudwara.

Sajjada Nashin Shri Mahant

Darbar Sahib, its properties and institutions are administered by its Sajjada Nashin Shri Mahant. The Sajjada Nashin Shri Mahants are sequentially nominated by the Sajjada Nashin during his life time. The ninth Mahant Brahmaleen Shri Indiresh Charan Dass Ji Maharaj, a great educationist of 20 century, had a vision of rendering services for the promotion of social well-being through education and healthcare. His disciple and successor Shri Mahant Devendra Dass JI brought his dream into reality. He has established a 750 bedded hospital, a Medical College with 100 MBBS seats, a Paramedical college, a Nursing College. and introduced B.Sc. Agriculture, B.Ed., M.Ed. College, M.Sc. (Pharm Chemistry), M.Sc. (Life Sciences), M.Sc. (RSCGIS) B.Sc. (Biotechnology) and opened 25 more public schools with in a short span. The present Sajjada Nashin Shri Mahant Devendra Dass Ji, a highly educated and enlightened person, devoted to the cause to which Shri Darbar Sahib and its subsidiary institutions are committed.

Social and Religious Services of Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj

A community kitchen (Langar) is running in Darbar Sahib since very beginning where in more than 1000 devotees take prasad twice a day. In keeping with its tradition of philanthropy and charity, Darbar Sahib provides donations for needy persons, wandering sages, poor students and destitutes. Financial assistance and help in various forms is provided to needy girls from poor families for their education and marriage. Besides this, Darbar Sahib has been generously helping victims of earthquakes, floods and other natural calamities. Free lodging and boarding facilities are also available at Darbar Sahib for all devotees, followers, visitors and needy students.