Sri Harmandir Sahib is world famous as the Golden Temple of Amritsar city in Punjab. A symbol of brotherhood and equality. Hindrances of cast, creed and all those human dividers are vanished here.
White & Gold temple in & under the blue water & sky..just mesmerizing. You hands get closed by themselves for the prayer once you take first step inside. Music of live bhajans fills the air with devotion and godly presence. Clean, neat campus, smiling people and taste of sweet prasad..the place is true symbol of happiness and equality.
Legacy of Sri Harmandir Sahib:
In 1577 A.D. Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, 4th sikh guru, started digging the holy tank – Amrit Sarovar as advised by the 3rd sikh guru Sri Guru Amar Das. Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the 5th sikh guru, further brick lined the tank and started construction of Sri Harmandir Sahib.
In 1604 A.D., Sri Guru Granth Sahib was installed here. With such legacy of 3 gurus, the temple carries uncomparable importance in Sikhism. One of the best example of Sikh architecture, the gurudwara represents uniqueness.
Golden Temple is home for Akal Takht which was constituted by the Sixth sikh Guru Hargobind. In early nineteenth, Maharaja Ranjit Singh covered the temple with gold giving it a world famous name and the look.
Leaving behind the worst memories of Operation Blue Star, the gurudwara is being known for it’s selfless ness and the world’s largest soup kitchen (langar). Museum dedicated to Sikhism and Ramgarhia Bunga (warrior’s monument) add further completeness to the temple campus.
Amritsar is well managed city. One can visit historic Jallianwala baug right outside the Golden Temple. Once in lifetime, one should visit the temple irrespective of what religion you belong.