Golden Temple In Amritsar
Pay a visit to this sacred golden marvel of Amritsar and seek blessings of Harmandir Sahib
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Oct - Mar
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Golden temple in Amritsar (2019)
The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib is a highly revered religious Sikh shrine and symbolizes equality and human brotherhood. The gurudwara epitomizes the distinctive heritage and identity of Sikhs while glorifying their ideals. After its compilation, Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs) was first installed at Sri Harmandir Sahib on 16th August 1604. At this soothing site, everybody can seek religious fulfillment and spiritual solace, irrespective of the cast. Tourist attractions in Golden Temple Complex are Central Sikh Museum, Monument of Victory of Sikhs on Delhi, and Har ki Pauri.
History of the Golden Temple: It is as fascinating as the temple itself. In 1570, the third Guru Sahib launched the plans of excavating a holy tank and building a town settlement in the area. The fifth Guru Sahib conceptualized a central worship place and in 1588 began the construction. Punjab Golden Temple suffered several attacks during the next few decades but the damages were eventually fixed. The sixth Guru Sahib further developed the temple complex. The gurudwara was bedecked by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who generously completed the gold plating of the gurudwara in 1830. Needless to say, Amritsar Golden Temple's history is golden like the temple.
Kirtan Darbar at Golden Temple: Visiting Golden Temple at night is a blissful experience when it mesmerizes eyes and soul. On special occasions such as is a birth anniversary of a Sikh Guru or an important event for the Sikh community, Golden Temple transforms into a shimmering visual treat with golden lights and its reflection in the pious lake. Firecrackers display make even the stars dim adding to Golden Temple night view. Watching Golden Temple live is an experience to treasure for life. Harmandir Sahib's live kirtan adds to the spiritual bliss that is soul-soothing. Tourists can also enjoy live kirtan from Golden Temple by tuning in to any of the radio stations of Amritsar.
Langar Sewa at Golden Temple: The meal served at langar sewa at Harmandir Sahib is a vegetarian food comprising of rotis, rice, daal, a vegetable dish, and a kheer. The Golden Temple serves around 50,000 people on a daily basis. Temple has the capacity to serve around 5000 people at a given time.
Golden Temple at Night: Golden is dazzling and glistening at night with lights. See the mesmerizing sunset from the Golden Temple in the evening. There are many live kirtans at night which leads to the place being more lively and soulful.
Facts About Golden Temple: It is believed that Lord Buddha used to meditate in the sacred site of the Golden Temple. The place is open to all caste, religion, and creed. Golden Temple has the biggest and largest free kitchen in the entire world.
Room Booking at Golden Temple: The Sarai booking is done at the Golden Temple on the basis of first come first basis. There are seven Niwas which provide lodging facilities to the people who are coming to visit and to the pilgrims as well.
Information About Golden Temple: Golden Temple in Amritsar is doused in unique Sikh architecture. It stands at a level lower than the surrounding land level. Golden Temple in Amritsar is an eminent pilgrimage site of Sikhism. It is also called as Darbar Sahib. This Punjab Golden Temple has four entrances from all the four directions, indicating that people from every walk of life are welcome to its pious expanses. Golden Temple architecture is commendable. The art displayed here is a rare work of craftsmanship of fine art by Sikh Artists. One can find gold embossed work on all the domes, inner walls, and door panels. The inlay work depicts beautiful designs engraved in marble, studded with colorful semi-precious stones, showcasing life in the shape of human beings, flowers, birds, and animals.
Nearby Main Attractions to Golden Temple: The waterbody that graces the temple is a sacred pool known as the Amrit Sarovar (Pool of Nectar). The devotees who visit the shrine bathe in the Golden Temple Sarovar to attain spiritual and worldly benefits. Tourist places in Amritsar near Golden Temple include Wagah Border, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Tarn Taran, Harike Wetland, Maharaj Ranjit Singh Museum, Bathinda Fort, Goindwal Sahib, and ISCKON Temple.
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FAQ's of Amritsar
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Both men and women are required to cover their heads in Golden Temple. One shouldn’t be bare arms and should wear clothes below the knee. Wear loose and decent clothes.
Yes, there are accommodation facilities available for the pilgrims.
No, Golden Temple is not made of gold. It is covered in pure gold, especially the temple's dome is gilded with almost 750 kg of pure gold.
Guru Arjun Dev built Golden Temple.
Golden Temple is in Amritsar, Punjab.
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