The Golden Temple of Amritsar

The Golden Temple of Amritsar

The Golden Temple of Amritsar is also renowned as Sri Harminder Sahib, Sir Darbar Sahib. It is named after Hari(God) of the temple. It is virtually devoted by Sikhs. The foundation was laid by Fifth Sikh guru guru Arjan Sahib. It is partly covered with gold covering. It is mostly attracted by visitors than in Taj Mahal.

The Golden Temple of Amritsar is a most popular tourist destination. Guru Granth Sahib Holy text of Sikhism is always present inside the Gurudwara. It is surrounded by large lake ,Sarovar consisting Amrit (holy want). It is opened to all casts irrespective of men or women. Gurudwara has four entrance dedicating the acceptance and openness. 


Inside the The Golden Temple of Amritsar there are many shrines of Sikh guru’s saints and three holy trees signifying Sikh saint and historical events. While entering into the shrine one is basically self-addressed to remove his shoes  and wash feet in the small pool of water provided. In the shrine no one is allowed to drink alcohol, eat meat, smoke. All are dressed by covering the head for showing respect. All are seated down on the ground.

Vaishakhi is an important festival of Sikhs during the month of April. Other important days like expiry of Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji are also celebrated. Also in Diwali the shrine is beautifully enlightened with lights and Diyas. All Sikh people visit once in their lifetime like marriage, birthday, childbirth. Apart from holy, blissful environment seems likely virtuous for prayers and further catching tourist destination.


2 thoughts on “The Golden Temple of Amritsar

  1. ROHIN
    May 20, 2017 at 1:51 am

    my favorite temple.

  2. Haresh Kumar
    November 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm


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