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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  • Pious and a divine place, I felt immense peace in its lap. The splendor of this temple is beyond words. It is a place that is visited by people of all faiths and a prime example of intrinsic catholici...  more »
  • Opened 24X7. Great place to visit. Very clean and beautiful. The market place is open late in night.  more »
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  • The shine of the temple is adorable and reflects beautifully in the water of sacred pond. A refreshment when u enter the place is so shiny. Sometimes there is queue.. The water is neat and clean. Night the lights are lit and no words to describe the shine of temple. One can feel calm and eternal when sit in boundary of golden temple. Must visit place once in a life.. even more people visit daily the place is so clean.
  • Golden Temple is an Oasis of silence in the midst of bustling Amritsar City. The beautiful temple complex is an abode of beauty and tranquility. One can feel the relaxation in the shaded corridors and sit or lie down to experience the true self. The temple shimmers and reflects beautifully in the placid waters of the sacred pond. As the sun sets the temple glows in its splendor. At night the temple and the complex is lighted up and no words can describe.. Amritsar city is a must visit if you are in India. There are, decent hotels, good food, prayers, markets and monuments. Just the right mix to make it a good vacation destination.
  • Golden Temple is an Oasis of silence in the midst of bustling Amritsar City. The beautiful temple complex is an abode of beauty and tranquility. One can feel the relaxation in the shaded corridors and sit or lie down to experience the true self. The temple shimmers and reflects beautifully in the placid waters of the sacred pond. As the sun sets the temple glows in its splendor. At night the temple and the complex is lighted up and no words can describe.. Amritsar city is a must visit if you are in India. There are, decent hotels, good food, prayers, markets and monuments. Just the right mix to make it a good vacation destination.
  • One of the most blessed places in India, Golden Temple will open your soul to inner peace. All are welcome here in search of divinity irrespective of who you are. This great monument has truly stood the test of time. Even today when we are seated against the cool marble facing the temple we are liberated from all thoughts and captivated for what this place stands for. Take a pause and feed yourself with this amazing abode of God. Salutation to this revered sacred place of Sikhs and its great nature. I believe no other temple or people are so welcoming and open. You can partake in prayers or offer services in the Langar (community kitchen). Respect the sanctity of this place when you visit. We are in awe of the great religion Sikhism for this opportunity to feel the true essence of brotherhood and humanity here.
  • The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib ("abode of God") or Darbar Sahib, (Punjabi pronunciation: [dəɾbɑɾ sɑhɪb], "exalted holy court"), is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.[2][3] It is the holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism.[2][4] The temple is built around a man-made pool (sarovar) that was completed by Guru Ram Das in 1577.[5][6] Guru Arjan – the fifth Guru of Sikhism, requested Sai Mian Mir – a Muslim Pir of Lahore to lay its foundation stone in 1589.[1] In 1604, Guru Arjan placed a copy of the Adi Granth in Harmandir Sahib, calling the site Ath Sath Tirath (lit. "shrine of 68 pilgrimages").[2][7] The temple was repeatedly rebuilt by the Sikhs after it became a target of persecution and was destroyed several times by the Muslim armies from Afghanistan and the Mughal Empire.[2][4][8] The army led by Ahmad Shah Abdali, for example, demolished it in 1757 and again in 1762, then filled the pool with garbage.[2][9] Maharaja Ranjit Singhafter 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 temple is spiritually the most significant shrine in Sikhism. It became a center of the Singh Sabha Movement between 1883 and 1920s. In the early 1980s, the temple became a center of conflict between the Indian government led by Indira Gandhi, some Sikh groups and a militant movement led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale seeking to create a new nation named Khalistan. In 1984, Gandhi sent in the Indian Army as part of Operation Blue Star, leading to deaths of over 1,000 militants, soldiers and civilians, as well as causing much damage to the temple and the destruction of Akal Takht. The temple complex was rebuilt again after the 1984 damage.[4][13] The Harmandir Sahib 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 temple 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 temple complex has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its application is pending on the tentative list of UNESCO.[15] IN PUNJABI LANGUAGE ਗੋਲਡਨ ਟੈਂਪਲ, ਜਿਸ ਨੂੰ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ("ਭਗਵਾਨ ਦਾ ਘਰ") ਜਾਂ ਦਰਬਾਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ, (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਉਚਾਰਨ: [ਦੈਬਬ ਸਫਬਾਬ], "ਉੱਚ ਪੱਧਰੀ ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਅਦਾਲਤ") ਦੇ ਨਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਜਾਣਿਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ, ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ, ਪੰਜਾਬ, ਭਾਰਤ ਵਿਚ ਇਕ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਹੈ. . [2] [3] ਇਹ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਅਤੇ ਸਿਖ ਧਰਮ ਦਾ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਤੀਰਥ ਸਥਾਨ ਹੈ. [2] [4] ਇਹ ਮੰਦਿਰ ਇਕ ਆਦਮੀ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਬਣਿਆ ਪੂਲ (ਸਰੋਵਰ) ਦੇ ਆਲੇ-ਦੁਆਲੇ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਜੋ 1577 ਵਿਚ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਾਮ ਦਾਸ ਨੇ ਸੰਪੂਰਨ ਕੀਤਾ ਸੀ. [5] [6] ਸਿੱਖ ਧਰਮ ਦੇ ਪੰਜਵੇਂ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜਨ ਨੇ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਕਿ 158 9 ਵਿਚ ਇਸਦਾ ਨੀਂਹ ਪੱਥਰ ਰੱਖਣ ਲਈ ਸਾਈ ਮੀਆਂ ਮੀਰ - ਇੱਕ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨ ਪੀਰ ਲਾਹੌਰ ਤੋਂ. [1] 1604 ਵਿਚ, ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜਨ ਦੇਵ ਨੇ ਹਰਿਮੰਦਿਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਵਿਚ ਆਦਿ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਦੀ ਇਕ ਕਾਪੀ ਕਾਇਮ ਕੀਤੀ, ਜਿਸ ਨੂੰ ਅਠਥ ਤੀਰਥ ("68 ਤੀਰਥਾਂ ਦਾ ਤੀਰਥ ਸਥਾਨ") ਕਹਿੰਦੇ ਹੋਏ [2] [7] ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੇ ਅਤਿਆਚਾਰ ਦਾ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨਾ ਬਣਨ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਇਸ ਮੰਦਿਰ ਨੂੰ ਬਾਰ ਬਾਰ ਦੁਬਾਰਾ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ ਅਤੇ ਅਫ਼ਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਅਤੇ ਮੁਗ਼ਲ ਸਾਮਰਾਜ ਦੀਆਂ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨ ਫ਼ੌਜਾਂ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਕਈ ਵਾਰ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਤਬਾਹ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ. [2] [4] [8] ਅਹਮਦ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਅਬਦਾਲੀ ਦੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਵਾਲੀ ਫ਼ੌਜ ਨੇ, ਉਦਾਹਰਨ ਲਈ, 1757 ਵਿੱਚ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਢਾਹ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਅਤੇ ਫਿਰ 1762 ਵਿੱਚ ਫਿਰ ਉਸ ਪੂਲ ਨੂੰ ਕੂੜਾ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ. [2] [9] ਮਹਾਰਾਜਾ ਰਣਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਸਾਮਰਾਜ ਦੀ ਸਥਾਪਨਾ ਸਮੇਂ ਇਸਨੂੰ 1809 ਵਿਚ ਸੰਗਮਰਮਰ ਅਤੇ ਤੌਹੜੀ ਵਿਚ ਦੁਬਾਰਾ ਬਣਾਇਆ, 1830 ਵਿਚ ਸੋਨੇ ਦੀ ਫੁਆਇਲ ਨਾਲ ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਅਸਥਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਢਾਹ ਦਿੱਤਾ. ਇਸ ਨਾਲ ਹੀ ਦਰਬਾਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਾ ਨਾਂ ਅੱਗੇ ਵਧਿਆ. [10] [11] [12]
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