Guru Amar Das had ordered Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh guru to create a nectarous tank as a place for worship for the Sikh religion. In 1578 CE Guru Ram Das excavated a tank, which subsequently became known as Amritsar, and a city that grew around it. Guru Arjan Sahib, the Fifth Nanak, conceived the idea of creating a central place of worship for the Sikhs and the Harmandir Sahib was built in the middle of this tank and became the supreme center of Sikhism.
A melange of Hindu and Muslim style, the Harmandir Sahib holds its own identity with its unique style of Sikh architecture. The art work around the shrine displays the brilliance of the Sikh artists. Gold embossed work and inlay works engraved in marble can be found in the complex. Sri Harmandir Sahib has four entrances . The gurdwara is surrounded by the Sarovar, a large lake or holy tank. The shrine and domes are gold plated and thus its name the Golden temple. The Adi Granth, the holy scripture, rests on a throne beneath a jewel adorned canopy. The Harmandir Sahib complex is also home to the Akal Takht.
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Golden temple timings - 3.00 AM to 10.00PM. The Harmandir Sahib is open to all persons regardless of their religion, colour, creed, or sex.
Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing. Devotees should wear a head covering while inside the complex. The gurdwara provides head scarves for visitors who have don't have one.
Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion. The city is known for its rich cuisine and culture, and for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919 under British Rule. It is near Pakistan, with the Wagah Border being only 28 km
Language Spoken: Punjabi
Golden Temple Rd, Amritsar, PunjabContact Number : +91 1832553957
Amritsar is a major city of Punjab and is well connected to other parts of the country b y road, rail and air.
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There is a continuous singing of Gurbani Kirtan at Sri Harimandir Sahib from the opening of its doors to their closing.
After the departure of the Palki Sahib carrying Sri Guru Granth Sahib to The Akal Takhat Sahib, the devotees, accompanied by the Gurdwara staff, clean the Sri Harimandir Sahib for one hour. During this process these devotees sing the Gurbani Kirtan in melodious and devotional tones.
After purifying the precincts, the rugs are spread, on which the Peera Sahib is placed to install the Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the early morning. At the completion of the Ardas, Karah Prasad is distributed among the devotees.
In Harmandir Sahib as soon as Sri Guru Granth Sahib arrives for installation every morning, the priest (Granthi) will unfold the rumalas wrapped around the holy book among reciting of swaiyias (the couplets of bani) of Bhatts. As soon as Guru Granth Sahib is opened, the first hymn on the very left side is read out loudly. This hymn is called order or thought of the day or Hukamnama.
Golden temple timings - 3.00 AM to 10.00PM
Karah Prasad, cash offering
April - Vaisakhi
November - Diwali
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