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GOLDEN TEMPLE, GURUDWARA OF GURUDWARAS
Gurudwara Harmandir Sahib popularly known as Golden Temple is a Gurudwara situated in the city of Amritsar in Punjab. Built by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun after he completed the Adi Granth and installed it in the temple in the year 1604 it is the most sacred cum holiest place for Sikhs on earth. The shrine is a must inclusion in pilgrimage tours holiday packages.
To get inside the temple complex you can use any of the four major entrances which symbolizes the open mindedness of Sikkhism towards other faiths. People are welcome over here regardless of caste, color or religion. Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the ruler of Punjab also known as “The Lion of Punjab” was the one who covered the exterior with gold and all the fancy interior works done.
Amrit Sarovar: also known as the sacred pool is the giant water tank that surrounds the temple complex. Bathing in the holy water is considered auspicious in Sikh beliefs.
Akal Takht: this is the site where the Guru Granth Sahib is kept during night time and moved to the main temple complex during daytime.
All the basic do’s and don’ts of the temple are normally mentioned in holiday packages.
How to Reach
Situated in the city of Amritsar, the city has direct rail and air connectivity to cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Bangalore, Kolkata. The best time to visit the shrine is during Sikh festivals prominently Guru Nanak Jayanti, Baisakhi etc.