PAONTA SAHIB town was founded by tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It was Guru Gobind Singhji’s home for over four years. This is believed to be his longest stay at any place in his entire life. It is said that the original name of the town was Paontika. Paon in Hindi means “feet”, and tika in Hindi means “became stable”.
Guru Gobind Singh ji wrote many religious books during his stay in Poanta Sahib and later he went to Anandpur Sahib to establish the Khalsa Panth.
Paonta Sahib is also the birthplace of Baba Ajit Singh Ji ( Eldest Son Of Guru Gobind Singh Ji )The Gurudwara of Paonta Sahib was built in the memory of the Guru Gobind Singh ji, This Gurudwara holds very high historic and religious significance among Sikhs.