The most sacred of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple, is a major pilgrimage destination for devotees from around the world, as well as, an ever increasing popular tourist attraction. Construction of the Amrit Sarovar (pool of nectar) was initiated by Guru Amar Das, the third Guru, in 1570 and was completed by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru.
Golden Temple Amritsar is also called Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar. The temple is a religious place of the Sikhs, and a symbol of human brotherhood & equality. The place is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism. The dome of the Golden temple is made of gold, so the temple is called Golden Temple.
Golden temple is famous for the Guru-ka-Langar, where devotees are served with Guru-ka-Langar for free by temple volunteers where everyone sits on the floor to symbolizes faith and equality. Everyone is invited to join the delicious Guru-ka-Langar.
The temple is worshiped by all men and women and lie down in the divine of god. People who visit and worship golden temple also act as volunteers in serving the Prasad and become a helping hand of the Temple.
Like many religious places, Amritsar Golden Temple is fully alive with religiousness.The building itself is an example of perfect architecture. The Temple is the spiritual place for Sikh believers as the country is exceptionally rich with vibrant devotion.
The temple has four entrances which represents the the openness towards god irrespective any caste and religion.
The water that is surrounded by Golden Temple is a religious pool known as the Amrit Sarovar which means Pool of Nectar. Devotees reach the temple by following the Parikrama on a pathway called as the Guru’s Bridge which signifies the journey of the soul after death.
Places to Visit in Amritsar
The city of Amritsar is the place that exhibits the diversity of Indian culture. The richness of the city will make you experience the real flavours of Indian heritage & traditions. Being the home of Sikh Communities, you will find Amritsar Golden Temple as the prime destination. The perfect time to visit Amritsar is from November to March as the weather is comparatively pleasant and is ideal for Amritsar sightseeing . Amritsar tourism offers many tourist attractions to visit.
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