Harmandir Sahib: The Golden Temple of the Sikhs

In the world there are definitely wonderful places. Unfortunately, some of them, however beautiful, are not freely accessible to all tourists who would like to visit them unless some conditions and protocols are met, especially if it is a temple.


For some it is sublime and for others it is unpleasant

Harmandir Sahib, also known as the golden temple or golden temple of Amrtisar (meaning “lake of nectar”) is a sacred place belonging to the Sikh religion, created by Guru Nanak, which emerged from a mixture of Hinduism and Islam, near the border with Pakistan, in paynab state. It has 4 entries symbolizing the four directions and in addition to this symbolizes also, acceptance to all religions and universality as absolute truth.

The temple was built in 1588 covered in authentic gold. Inside the temple you can see a place that was given to the Adi Granth, with the central manuscript of veneration in all Gurdwaras (temples), which consists of approximately 6000 hymns of the Sikh gurus and some of Hindu and Islamic deities. Every day of the year a ritual is held where this book opens and closes, on some special dates such as in commemorations or holidays is read throughout the day and all night.

This is a place of pilgrimage that must be visited at least once in a lifetime by followers of Sijism, since for them it is a source of health and wisdom, besides that it is optimal in case of marriages, birthdays or births.

The place receives thousands of people every day, allows entry to anyone but certain labels must be met that are sacred to Sikhs such as covering their heads, entering barefoot, sitting on the floor, not ingesting drinks or meals, etc.

Harmandir Sahib: The Golden Temple of the Sikhs
Source: curiosities  
July 20, 2019


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