Golden Temple Amritsar

Golden Temple Amritsar
Golden Temple Amritsar

Sri Harmandir Sahib, otherwise called Sri Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple, (because of its picturesque excellence and brilliant covering for English talking world), is named after Hari (God) the temple of God. The Sikhs from one side of the planet to the other, day by day wish to pay visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar and pay respect in their Ardas.

Guru Arjan Sahib, the Fifth Nanak, imagined making a focal spot of love for the Sikhs and he, when all being said and done, planned the engineering of Sri Harmandir Sahib. Prior the wanting to uncover the blessed tank (Amritsar or Amrit Sarovar) was chalked out by Guru Amardas Sahib, the Third Nanak, yet it was executed by Guru Ramdas Sahib under the oversight of Baba Budha ji. The land for the site was gained by the prior Guru Sahibs on installment or liberated from cost from the Zamindars (property managers) of local towns. The arrangement to set up a town settlement was likewise made. Hence, the development work on the Sarovar (the tank) and the town began all the while in 1570. The work on the two tasks finished in 1577 A.D.

We visited Golden Temple Amritsar when we went on a trip with Make My Trip along with Dalhousie, and Dharmashala being the other places on our tour itinerary.

Make My Trip had arranged our accommodation at Hotel Karan Residency which is located at a walkable distance from Golden Temple.

We visited the temple around 7PM in the evening. The Temple premises presents a serene and soothing atmosphere to lakhs of people who visit this holy shrine everyday. We also became a part of the famed holy Langar and partook the holy food. On an average, the holy Langar serves approximately 50,000 people per day.

Also there are different shops situated near Temple premises which showcases traditional dresses of Punjab for women like Punjabi Salwar Suit, Phulkari Suits, Patiala Suits and many Punjabi sweet meat shops .

Last but not the least don’t forget to taste Lassi, Butter Chicken, Amritsari Fish, Amritsari Kulcha, Makkhi-di-Roti and Sarsoon-Ka-Saag, and Amritsari Kulfi while you are in Amritsar.

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