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Golden Temple & Amritsar | History & Details

Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, also known as Har Mandir in Punjab and India, and Golden Temple in the western world, is the world seat of Sikhism as the Kaaba in Mecca for Muslims, Vatican in Rome for Christians and Varāṇasī in India for Hindus.

It is a living symbol of spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs.

It emerged as the new edifice on the Indian subcontinent’s religious landscape in the 17th century, when, in 1604 AD the first volume of Ādi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib---Holy Sikh scripture) was placed here with reverence by Guru Arjan Dev, in the building which had been completed by him three years earlier, making it, the world seat of Sikhism.

The Golden Temple

The Golden Temple. Amritsar (Lit. The Tank of Nectar) is, first and foremost, the city of the Golden Temple (Swarna Mandir) or Harmandir (the Temple of God). The Golden Temple, a two storied marble structure in the centre of the sacred tank, Amrit Sār, the central dome of the temple and the upper half of the walls were covered with...

World Seat of Sikhism

Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, also known as Har Mandir in Punjab and India, and Golden Temple in the western world, is the world seat of Sikhism as the Kaaba in Mecca for Muslims, Vatican in Rome for Christians and Varāṇasī in India for Hindus. It is a living symbol of spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. It emerged...

Golden Temple & Amritsar | History & Details

The most renowned Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple, popularly known as the Harimandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib is situated in the centre of Amritsar, one of the most flourishing trading centres of northern India, located 60 km from Lahore (Pakistan) and 85 km from Jalandhar (India) on the Grand Trunk Road. It is a living monument around which revolve the...

Golden Temple | During Moghul Rule

*/ Part 2 History of Golden Temple during Moghul Rule years 1604-1764 Having installed the Ādi Granth in the Harimandir in 1604, Guru Arjan looked to the development of the shrine complex and the area around it. The Guru had a vision of a sprawling, flourishing town in this part of the country, which had to be a pilgrim centre...

Golden Temple | From Sikh State to Our Days

*/ Part 3 Golden Temple - From Sikh State to Modern Times years 1764-1980 After the final departure of the Durrani King in Afghanistan, in 1764 Sikhs became the masters of their land. The Misls ( confederacies ) were founded. The primary object before the Khalsa was to restore the glory of the sacred shrine and the Tank of Immortality...