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