Knowing the Unknown About the Golden Temple

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Punjab is the state in India which is most popular and famous for its culture. The state gave so many freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Punjabi music, which is popular worldwide. Everyone wants to know what makes Punjab most demanding or famous, so it’s their culture and the most famous tourist destination and must visiting place called Golden Temple. When we hear Punjab, the first thing that comes to mind is the Golden Temple. 

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This blog will give you brief information about the known facts of the Golden Temple.

What are the Golden Temple and known facts?

Visiting Amritsar but forgetting to travel to Golden Temple is a big blunder. It is one of the most sacred shrines for the people of the Sikh religion across the globe and is also called the Swarna Mandir

Top 10 Places to Visit Near Golden Temple 

Visit the Golden Temple and get blessed by Harmandir Sahib. There are many facts which are still unknown to many about this temple. The top 10 places to visit 

  1. The Golden Temple of Amritsar is also popular in the religious world as “Darbar Sahib” or “Harmandir Sahib”. It is among the oldest places of worship for Indian Sikhs and is visited by people of all religions in large numbers yearly.
  2. This temple’s upper or top section is made out of pure gold. The application of gold at the top adds to the beauty of the temple, making it look extraordinary.
  3. Golden Temple is surrounded by a lake, which is artificial and acts as home to lots of exotic fish. Pilgrims are suggested to dip in this water before offering prayers in Gurdwara. To enter the temple, one needs to walk on the water. The lake is also known as the Pool of holy nectar because of its sweet water. This place is also known as ‘Amrit Sarovar.’
  4. One can enter the temple from all four different sides. This indicates the sign of openness and acceptance of all religions on the temple premises.
  5. Earlier, there was no gold cover on the temple. During his reign as ruler of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh renovated the temple and covered it with gold. The renovation was done in the 19th century and made it look like what it is today.

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  1. Well before the construction of the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak spent time meditating on the temple site. There was no temple up to the fifth Guru. During the time of Guru Arjun Singh, construction of the temple was done.
  2. Close to 35 % of the visited population of pilgrims in this temple are of other religions and they visit it to take the blessings of Harmandir Sahib irrespective of caste and creed.
  3. Langars are organised every day on the temple premises, and preparations of the food and serving are done by the people who have the urge to seek the blessings of Harmandir Sahib by serving humanity. At Golden Temple, nearly 200,000 people are served in Langar during special festive occasions. The fact is that all food which is prepared and served as part of the donations made by followers of Harmandir Sahib. People of all religions, castes and creeds can participate in Langar preparation and enjoy Langar’s food.
  4. One can notice the hand-painted mosaics and patterns on the walls of the temple, which is one of the most popular symbols of Mughal Art and the genius of Indian architecture.
  5. The foundation stone for the Golden Temple was laid not by someone from the Sikh religion but by Hazrat Mian Mir, a Muslim Sufi saint, in the year 1588.

What are things to do in Amritsar?

As mentioned above about the Golden Temple, you can also explore so many tourist sights like Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, The Partition Museum and more. You can also experience their local cuisine, shop from local markets and explore their culture, making them unique worldwide. If you want to know the history of the freedom fight, visit Jallianwala Bagh; this place still has blood stains and bullet marks on the wall. The performances happen from Indian soldiers in Wagah Border, which boosts the energy in every Indian citizen’s body. 

Conclusion

Are you planning to visit Amritsar? Schedule your trip and get an exciting tour package deal from Japji Travels. We are the most popular and trustworthy travel agency in the market. We will make your trip memorable and comfortable. Amritsar is a must-visit place, and if you are travelling with your children, they will learn from it.

Pack your bags and share your experience on our website. 

Q. How can I reach Golden Temple?

You can travel there by train, flight, bus or car.

Q. How many need to explore Amritsar?

A two to three day trip is enough to explore Amritsar and experience its culture.

Q. What are the entry fees for Golden Temple?

Golden Temple has no entry fees; spend your time there and feel the positive vibe.



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