Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

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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. Put Harmandir Sahib into our Amritsar vacation maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Amritsar.
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  • The most holy place for all Sikhs, this huge site wraps visitors in a sense of welcome, warmth and security which belies its chequered history. As you move slowly towards the most holy shrine, surroun...  more »
  • It is hard to express my visit to golden temple in words. Gurudwara sahib's atmosphere was so calm and soothing. A place full of positive vibes. It has something recharging and refreshing in its air. ...  more »
  • This place was on my bucket list and finally, I made it to this place last week. People recommended me to visit in the night. But, then I decided to visit the place in the night as well as in the dayl...  more »
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  • Very special place. Beautiful and magnificent and a must visit if in northern India. My last visit was 9 years ago and how it has changed. Before entering, the streets around have been given a major refurbishment. New buildings, brand new statues and car park. Streets complete refurbishment. We went at night time and I understand there is now a museum to visit. A lovely fountain. You will need something to place over your head and cover your hair. You will need to hand in your shoes and socks and go barefoot. There are lockers provided and they will give you a key code. Once inside. You will enjoy the peacefulness and spectacular views.
  • : awesome feeling being in a place where people all over the world visited the most. > seeing different people from different religion and culture showing respect to each other and the place itself. > will definitely show this place to my family once they come to India also. > the peacefulness of it though it is mostly crowded is really unbelievable. > the calmness you will feel once you are inside is something you never expected. > and this place doesn't show discrimination as everyone is welcome all the time. > you will feel like you wanna keep coming back in this place. > it seems like different world inside. > you will learn something by observing what is happening in every side of it too . > will be seeing this place again soon.
  • Heaven on earth. I don't have words to describe the eternal peace I felt while visiting this holy place today. The Gurudwara (Sikh temple) is made in the center of a pond with only one path leading to the structure. The pond is fenced and has four entrances. The logic is .... devotees from all faith are welcome to pay respect and all faiths will lead to God provided you follow the path set by their Gurus. The entire premise is spic and span with well maintained facilities and directions for devotees. Over all great experience and a must visit place through your lifetime.
  • Awesome place. Any number of words are less to describe the devotion shown here. A must visit in the city. Edit December 2017 - The new layout inside the larger premises has been considerable improved now. Only pedestrians and cycle rickshaws are permitted which allows for more time to be spent. Very well managed parking nearby allows for easy access. The place can be crowded at times due to popularity. Keeping one's belongings safe is a good idea as always. A must visit whenever one gets a chance to visit this amazing city.
  • a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study. A building constructed or used for this purpose is sometimes called a house of worship. Temples, churches, synagogues and mosques are examples of structures created for worship. A monastery, particularly for Buddhists, may serve both to house those belonging to religious orders and as a place of worship for visitors. Natural or topographical features may also serve as places of worship, and are considered holy or sacrosanct in some religions

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