Golden Temple Amritsar Tour Guide
The Golden Temple of Amritsar is one of the famous pilgrimage sites of Sikhism. The upper garland of this temple is made of 400 kg gold, hence this temple was named Golden Temple. Very few people know but this temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib. It is a Gurudwara of Sikhs, but the addition of the word temple is a symbol of the fact that every religion is considered equal in India. The doors built around this temple invite people of all religions to come here.
History of this Temple
The foundation of the Gurdwara was laid in 1577 by the fourth Sikh Guru Ramdas in 500 bighas. Amritsar means tank of nectar. The fifth Sikh Guru Guru Arjan Dev Ji built the Harmandir Sahib i.e. the Golden Temple in the middle of this holy lake and tank and established the Adi Granth, the holy book of Sikhism, here.
Guru Arjun Das started its construction in 1581. This lake was kept dry and empty during construction. It took a full 8 years to complete the first version of Harmandir Sahib. This temple was completely completed in 1604. Although the Golden Temple was destroyed several times, it was rebuilt by Maharaja Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia in the 17th century. The walls of this marble temple are carved with gold leaves, which look very beautiful.
Golden Temple Amritsar Timings
Golden Temple Amritsar opens at 3:00 AM in the morning and close at 10:00 PM in the night.
|Saturday||03:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||03:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Monday||03:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday||03:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday||03:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Thursday||03:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Friday||03:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
Places to visit near this Temple
Bagha border- This place is at a distance of 15 km away from this temple. Here you can enjoy the retreat ceremony of India and Pakistan.
Lal Devi Mandir – This Devi Mandir is dedicated to lal Devi. This temple is located at a distance of about 4 km away from this temple.
Akal Takht- This is the another holy place of Sikh. This place is located at a distance of few kms away from golden Temple.
Durgiana Temple – This temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu and Lakshmi. This temple is 1.5 kms away from golden Temple.
Jallianwala Bagh- This place is built in the memory of people who died in Jallianwala Bagh massacre. This place is located at a distance of few kms away from golden Temple.
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How to reach Golden Temple Amritsar
By Air- The nearest airport from Golden Temple in Amritsar Airport which is at a distance of few kms away from this temple. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxi.
By Train- The nearest railway station from Golden Temple is Amritsar Railway Station which is located at a distance of about few kms away from this temple. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxi.
By Road- Roads to this temple are well connected with the other cities of the country so you can easily reach this temple by using your own vehicle or by any public buses or taxi from any part of the country.
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