The Golden Temple is also called as “Darbar Sahib” or “Harmandar Sahib”.

It is located in Amritsar, Punjab built before 400 years.

 

Entrance of the Temple
Entrance of the Temple

The Foundation of The Golden Temple Was Laid Down By A Muslim Saint.

Before the Golden temple was built, the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, used to meditate at the site. It was not until the fifth Guru, Guru Arjana that the temple was built.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh covered the upper floors of the gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance.

The temple is made of white marble, embellished with real gold, which is why it gets the name of Golden Temple.

Golden temple respects men and women in same manner, Men and Women must cover their heads out of respect before entering the Golden Temple. Before enter into the temple, we walk through a foot bath to ensure our feet are clean.

Sunlight Reflection on Golden Temple
Sunlight Reflection on Golden Temple

No charge is there to enter the temple, and they will even feed you for your efforts of coming to visit.

The Golden Temple feeds up to 100,000 people a day from the free kitchen run by volunteers. This feeds up is going for 400 years without missing one single day.

Large sized Kitchten at Golden Temple
Large sized Kitchten at Golden Temple

 

The temple is surrounded by a man made lake. To get to the temple, you will literally have to walk on water.

 

Lake at the Temple
Lake at the Temple

 

The lake is known as ‘Amrit Sarovar’ which is translated as ‘Pool of Holy Nectar’.

The Lake contains plenty of golden fishes in it which increases the beauty and uniqueness of the temple.

Gold fishes at GOlden Temple lake
Gold fishes at GOlden Temple lake

The temple is entered from four different sides to show openness for all religion peoples.

Golden Temple Aerial View from Helicopter
Golden Temple Aerial View from Helicopter

The temple contains hand painted mosaics and patterns, it is one of the most significant symbols of Mughal and Indian architectural genius.

Things to do in Golden Temple before you leave:

  • Night roaming around in the premises – Gives you a nice feel
  • Enjoy the food in the langar – Gives you the taste with love
  • Rich taste of Kadha Prashad
  • A holy dip at sarovar sahib – Gives you a fresh feel
  • ‘Darshan’ of Palki Sahib early in the morning
  • After the end taste the Amritsari pappad
Darshan at Golden Temple
Darshan at Golden Temple
Amritsari Papad
Amritsari Papad

One Lakh People are used to visit Everyday At The Golden Temple Langar.

At The Langar, All Diners Have To Sit On The Floor.

People Sitting At the Floor to have food
People Sitting At the Floor to have food

These Holy Guards are known as Sewadars. At Golden Temple, They are entitled, legally, to carry these convetional weapons, to represent as soldiers of their Gurus.

Holy Guards at Golden Temple
Holy Guards at Golden Temple

Inspirational Fact:

The entire top of the temple is made of  about 750 kg of pure gold.

 

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