GOLDEN TEMPLE

golden-temple-imagesABOUT – Golden Temple is officially referred to as Sri Harmandir Sahib, which literally means the temple of god. It is situated in the mid of the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India and is believed to be the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism. The construction of the Gurdwara was begin in 1578 and was completed in 1604, after the attack by Afghans in the mid of the 18th century, it was rebuilt in 1760. The name of the tank of nectar is given to the city built around this Golden Temple.

It has the world’s largest kitchen, which serves free food to about 100,000 – 300,000 people every day.

REASON BEHIND – Guru Ram Das (4th Sikh Guru) Founded Amritsar (the tank of nectar of immortality) in 1577, he said that the tank of nectar should be the home of GOD. He instructed all the Sikhs to join the construction of Golden temple. Guru Arjan (5th Sikh Guru) designed Harmandir Sahib to build it in the center of this blessed tank. Harmandir Sahib was intended to build a place of worship for all religion.

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