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Golden Temple, Amritsar

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Sikh Pilgrimage in India

Golden Temple in Amritsar - IndiaAmong the Major Pilgrimage centers of Sikh, is the Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib, the most sacred temple of Sikhs, situated in Amritsar in the state of Punjab. Even in the architecture of the Golden Temple symbols associated with other places of worship are included. This religious monumental is one of the biggest examples of religious tolerance.

Paonta Sahib is the main centre of Sikh pilgrimage in Himachal. The Gurdwara picturesquely located on the banks of the River Yamuna in district Sirmour, is venerated due to its association with Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru.

The Golden Temple , Amritsar

The Golden temple is located in the holy city of the Sikhs, Amritsar, once the dense forest home of Guru Nanak. Famous for its full golden dome, it is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs. The Golden Temple is built on a 67 ft square of marble and is a two storeyed structure. Maharaja Ranjit Singh had the upper half of the building built with approximately 400 kg of gold-leaf. The Golden Temple is surrounded by a number of other famous temples like the Durgiana Temple.

The 'Guru Ka Langar' offers free food to around 20,000 people everyday. The number shoots up to 100,000 on special occasions. A visitor must cover his / her head before entering the Golden temple premises

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