Golden Temple (Amritsar) by Shaunak Marulkar

India, Amritsar Guide (B): Golden Temple (Amritsar) by Shaunak Marulkar

It was for the first time that I visited Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple, as it is popularly known across the world. Blessed with a cute (and heavy !) kid, me and my wife in any case wanted to visit this marvel, that is also universally considered as the holiest Sikh Gurdwara.

The Golden Temple, as can be seen above, has a Gold dome, situated in a middle of holy water pool. It was first designed by Guru Arjan in 1588 and is in the city of Amritsar, Punjab. The holy scripture of Sikhism Adi Granth was completed by Guru Arjan in 1604 and is placed here ever since.The land, by the way, was donated by Mughal Emperor Akbar, for construction.

None-the-less, when you do reach there, you will realize the whole structure and premises is huge. Right from the entrance, you find Sevaks, who are offering their services and are willing to help. There is a Shoe Stand on the outside, followed by a small space in the basement for keeping your luggage. I had my 7-month old kid, who we got along with his pram. The pram was supposed to be kept in that basement. No money is taken anywhere. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Golden Temple (Amritsar) by Shaunak Marulkar
Guide Location: India » Amritsar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
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Author: Shaunak Marulkar
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