Golden Temple (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ) or Darbar Sahib

>> Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Golden Temple or Temple of God, is culturally the most significant place of worship of the Sikhs and one of the oldest Sikh gurdwaras. It is located in the city of Amritsar.

I have been here and the peace of mind I got here was just great! Its an awesome place and must see if you are visiting North of India.

The Golden Temple is considered holy and beautiful by Sikhs because the eternal Guru of Sikhism, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, is always present inside in it, and its construction was mainly intended as a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally.

Its name literally means House of God. The fourth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Ram Das, excavated a tank in 1577 which subsequently became known as Amritsar (meaning: Pool of the Nectar of Immortality), giving its name to the city that grew around it.

Originally built during 1574 AD, the site of the temple was surrounded by a small lake in a thin forest.




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