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Golden Temple – Holiest shrine in Sikhism

04 Sep

Golden Temple Amritsar India

Golden Temple

Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib commonly known as The Golden Temple, is the Holiest shrine in Sikhism. It is located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab and was established by the fouth Guru of the Sikhs-Guru Ram Das and is known as “Guru Di Nagri” which means “An Abode of God”.

Sri Harmandir Sahib is considered holy by Sikhs because the eternal Guru of Sikhism, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, is always present inside in it and was constructed with an aim to build a place of worship for men and women from all religions and place to come and worship God equally. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the holiest literature in the Sikh religion, the tenth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh on 7th October 1708 at Nanded (in Maharashtra) made it the eternal Sikh Guru and the leader of Sikhism.

Golden Temple Holiest Shrine of Sikhs

Golden Temple

The temple’s architecture includes both Hindu and Muslim artistic styles. Hari Mandir is richly ornamented with marble sculptures, golden gilding, and large quantities of precious stones. Within the sanctuary, on a jewel-studded platform, lies the Adi Grantha, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs. This scripture is a collection of devotional poems, prayers, and hymns composed by the ten Sikh gurus and various Muslim and Hindu saints.

Many Notable personalities have visited this place like Queen Elizabeth II in October 1997.

This is a place of both colossal beauty and reverence. Its peacefulness attracts everyone.

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