Akal Takht, Amritsar
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Admire the Sikh architecture of Akal Takht, one of five seats of the Jathedars, the highest Sikh spokespeople. This takht originally dates from the 17th century, when Guru Hargobind had it constructed to demonstrate his sovereignty. Although the structure sustained heavy damaged by the Indian army during a 1984 military operation, the Sikhs restored it in 1995. Observe the grandiose building's gold-leaf dome, and step inside to take in the spiritual atmosphere and vibrant decor. To visit Akal Takht on your trip to Amritsar, use our Amritsar vacation generator.
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A holy and serene place which givies a feeling of spirituality. Good visit. One should visit this place while at Amritsar.
23 October, 2015. Our small family unit (Yours Truly, The Wife and Junior), my brother's family unit of similar size and relative ages, and my parents had a day's visit to Amritsar. We had reached on ... read more »
This is a part of Golden Temple. This is very holly place. You will get complete peace of mind while walling on the path.
Channa Dhaba Jhalap
Waheguru waheguru waheguru waheguru waheguru
Akal Takht is the highest seat of Sikhs. It literally means Eternal Throne located in the Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara (Golden Temple) complex. Its foundation was laid by the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind Sahib on June 15,1606. The Guru established it, because he thought that secular political matters should not be considered in the Golden Temple, which is meant purely for worship of God. The chief of Akal Takht called "Jathedar" which is actually caretaker not a monarch. This present five storey building with golden dome is built of marble. I see only it from outside. I donot go inside because as an sikh i donot like the current Sinner Politicians management .
Kirpa kreo maharaj.
I'm an amateur photographer from the United States of America. I flew 10, 000 miles to come see the Golden Temple. I asked numerous people if I would still be able to get inside without having to take off my shoes. Both feet are damaged and have had surgery. I have special inserts in the shoes that allow me to walk comfortably. I was refused entrance and not in a very kindly way. I suspect because I'm from the USA. It was a huge effort for me to get there only to be turned away. My guides attempted to explain the situation but they were very admit. Even at home I have to wear shoes almost all the time. Very sad that I had to waste so much time of my trip when I could have gone to see something else, and there are a whole lot of other things I could have seen.
The Akal Takht was built by the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind , as a symbol of political sovereignty and where spiritual and temporal concerns of the Sikh people could be addressed.
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