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About Golden Temple

Fundamentally known by the names Harmandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib in Punjabi, the Golden Temple is located the city of Amritsar in the Indian state of Punjab. It is one of the most popular Sikh gurudwaras in the world and its design was molded by Guru Arjan, who was the fifth guru, and made famous Muslim Sufi saint Sai Hazrat Mian Mir lay the cornerstone of the temple on the 28th of December in the year 1588. In fact, the holy scripture of Sikhism—the Adi Granth, was installed in the Golden Temple in the year 1604 by Guru Arjan.

Architecturally, the gurudwara has four doors, which is a symbolism of Sikhism’s openness towards people and religions of all kinds. A lot of altercations and modifications were done in the gurudwara, and its current structure was rebuilt by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, who was also helped by many other Sikh Misls. The concept behind it being called the “golden” temple is that during the early 19th century, warrior king Maharaja Ranjit Singh had saved Punjab from attacks by the external forces and laid a gold cover on the upper floors of the gurudwara, which led to its unique outlook, earning it the English title of the Golden Temple.

More than 1,00,000 people visit the holy place on a daily basis to offer prayers at the shrine.

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