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¤ Akal Takht
¤ Baba Atal
¤ Gurudwara Lohgarh Amritsar
¤ Ramsar Sahib
¤ Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak
¤ Gurudwara Taran Taran
¤ Gurudwara Khadur Sahib
¤ Gurudwara San Sahib
¤ Baba Bakala
¤ Damdama Sahib
¤ Sri Keshgarh Sahib
¤ Other Gurudwaras in Amritsar
¤ Durgiana Temple
¤ Ram Tirath Temple
Hotels in Amritsar
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¤ Mohan International Hotel
¤ MK Hotel
Two Star Hotels
¤ Hotel Ritz Plaza
¤ Hotel Royal Castle
¤ Hotel Astoria
¤ The Grand
¤ Ranjit's Svassa
¤ Hotel Blue Moon
¤ KR Resorts
¤ Hotel Lawrence
Sikh Culture
¤ Ten Gurus of Sikhs
¤ Khalsa Panth
Recreational places in Amritsar
¤ Harike Bird Sanctuary
¤ Other Places to visit in Amritsar
Historical Places in Amritsar
¤ Jallianwala Bagh
¤ Ram Bagh
Places nearby Amritsar
¤ Wagah Border
¤ Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib
¤ Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib
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Golden Temple

Golden Temple in Amritsar is a place frequented by Sikhs all round the year. Countless pilgrims visit Golden Temple to pay homage to the holy shrine. Golden Temple is also known as Hari Mandir meaning Temple of God. The Temple has a tank (Sarovar) that is believed to possess healing powers. Sikh Gurus founded new centers for the promotion of Sikhism and these centers became popular as Sikh pilgrimage sites.

Distinguishing Features of Golden Temple

The construction of Golden Temple at a lower level was a break away from the Hindu tradition of constructing a temple at a higher level. It was done to make the visitors go down the steps in order to pay homage to the holy shrine.

Other Hindu Temples have only one entry gate. The Golden Temple is open from all four sides symbolic of offering entry to all.


Interiors of Golden Temple

As Amritsar faced disturbances a lot of times, Golden Temple also became the target of loot and plunder thrice by the Afghan invaders. Maharaja Ranjit Singh donated Rupees Five Lakhs for placing for rebuilding Golden Temple and placing of gold plates on the outside walls. Mohammad Yar Khan Mistri was appointed as a technical expert for the task of gold plating. The architecture of Golden Temple is really remarkable achievement of Sikh architecture. The skill of the craftsmen is evident from the nakkashi (intricate carvings) and frescoes inside the temple.

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