Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

4.9
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The expansive religious complex of Harmandir Sahib represents the holiest pilgrimage site in Sikhism. Built between 1585 and 1604, the complex suffered heavy damage during an Indian Army operation to root out Sikh extremists in 1984. Visit the extensive site and you'll immediately notice the pool surrounding the main temple, said to possess healing powers. Admire the marble base and intricate gilded top portion of the temple, a symbol for Sikhs the world over, and head inside to get a look at the interior, richly decorated with gold and precious stones. Respect the temple's guidelines by removing your shoes, washing your feet, and covering your head before entering. Plan your Harmandir Sahib visit and explore what else you can see and do in Amritsar using our Amritsar day trip website.
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  • The Golden Temple is a really sacred place for the Sikh community. The temple in itself is really serene and gives peace to the innermost part of one's mind. The golden temple is open to all...  more »
  • The feeling whilst at the golden temple is almost indescribable, it’s just breathtakingly beautiful and like nothing you will ever see. If you are visiting Punjab then you have to pay a visit. I have....  more »
  • The only thing I didn’t like ,they discourage travellers wearing mask amidst this situation .There was no safe distancing for visitors.The temple is excellent and they maintain it so well.But people.....  more »
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  • This Golden Temple Is Situated In Amritsar And In This Temple All The Religious People Allowed And That 4 Gates Mentioned That for Each Religions And This Is Very Clean And Neat..Please Visit with Some precautions On This Pandemic You Want To Get Safety As Mentioned By Who Otherwise It is Very Good And Best Place for Religious One Please Visit This On Your Life Time.🙏🙏🙏
  • In addition to its splendid design, visitors are equally impressed with the temple's spiritual atmosphere, an effect enhanced by the prayers continuously chanted from the Sikh holy book and broadcast throughout the complex. Part of the overall experience-and visitors are welcome to participate-is the chance to enjoy one of the 50,000 free meals the attraction serves up to visitors each and every day. Address: Golden Temple Road, Amritsar, Punjab 143006
  • Great place for visiting , really a place to visit. It's been maintained tidy.
  • The Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib, meaning "abode of God" (Punjabi pronunciation: [ɦəɾᵊmən̪d̪əɾᵊ saːɦ(ɪ)bᵊ]) or Darbār Sahib, meaning "exalted court" (Punjabi pronunciation: [d̪əɾᵊbaːɾᵊ saːɦ(ɪ)bᵊ]), is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.[2][3] It is the preeminent spiritual site of Sikhism.The Gurdwara is built around a man-made pool (sarovar) that was completed by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das in 1577.[5][6] Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru of Sikhism, requested Sai Mir Mian Mohammed, a Muslim Pir of Lahore, to lay its foundation stone in 1589.[7] In 1604, Guru Arjan placed a copy of the Adi Granth in Harmandir Sahib.[2][8] The Gurdwara was repeatedly rebuilt by the Sikhs after it became a target of persecution and was destroyed several times by the Mughal and invading Afghan armies.[2][4][9] Maharaja Ranjit Singh after founding the Sikh Empire, rebuilt it in marble and copper in 1809, overlaid the sanctum with gold foil in 1830. This has led to the name the Golden Temple.[10][11][12] The Golden Temple is spiritually the most significant shrine in Sikhism. It became a center of the Singh Sabha Movement between 1883 and 1920s, and the Punjabi Suba movement between 1947 and 1966. In the early 1980s, the Gurdwara became a center of conflict between the Indian government led by Indira Gandhi, some Sikh groups and a faithful movement led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale seeking to create a new nation named Khalistan. In 1984, Indira Gandhi sent in the Indian Army as part of Operation Blue Star, leading to deaths of over 1,000 Sikh soldiers and civilians, as well as causing much damage to the Gurdwara and the destruction of Akal Takht. The Gurdwara complex was rebuilt again after the 1984 damage.[4][13] The Golden Temple is an open house of worship for all men and women, from all walks of life and faith.[2] It has a square plan with four entrances, has a circumambulation path around the pool. The complex is a collection of buildings around the sanctum and the pool.[2] One of these is Akal Takht, the chief center of religious authority of Sikhism.[4] Additional buildings include a clock tower, the offices of Gurdwara Committee, a Museum and a langar – a free Sikh community run kitchen that serves a simple vegetarian meal to all visitors without discrimination.[4] Over 100,000 people visit the holy shrine daily for worship.[14] The Gurdwara complex has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its application is pending on the tentative list of UNESCO
  • Words can't do justice or I don't think that we are worthy enough to review Golden Temple. A place of divine ... the peace and energy you feel after entering Temple is so positive. We went in morning as well as in night. Both the time the experience is surreal..... If you are anywhere near to Amritsar Visit Golden Temple .

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