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Golden Temple

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Golden Temple is the most sacred place to the Sikhs. Other name of this temple is   Harmandir Sahib. It is located in Amritsar, Punjab, India. In 16th century original temple was built by Guru Arjun, 5th Sikh Guru. But present temple built in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the support of Sikh Misls. Every day nearly 1lakh people come to this place to worship Lord.   What to see in Golden temple: Architecture of this temple is so beautiful. This temple is having 4 entrances. This resembles that this is open to all the religions and people. Upper floors of the Gurdwara covered with gold by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. When it was built this was surrounded by small lake in a thin forest.   Lake surrounded to this Gurdwara is holy. Water in this lake is considered as holy water. Inside the temple complex 3 holy trees and several shrines to past Sikh Gurus, martyrs and Saints can be seen. Each tree signifies a historical event. Other attractions of this Gurdwara are memorial plaques. These plaques say the past Sikh historical events, martyrs and saints including inscriptions of all the Sikh soldiers who died in 1st and 2nd world wars. If visitor visits this place for the first time it is advisable to have the information from the office regarding the rules and regulations of the Gurdwara and then enter into central Sikh Museum near main entrance and clock tower.   Present marble work and decorative gilding on the Gurdwara dates back to 19th century. Vaisakhi celebrates so grandly at this place in the second week of April.   What to see around Golden temple: Jallianwala Bagh: Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar. It is one of the most monstrous massacres in human history. During the period of Independence struggle sad incident happened in this place. This is also known as Amritsar Massacre. On 13th April 1919, British troops fired on peaceful protestors. In this incident nearly 1100 people were killed. Today this place converted into memorial who sacrificed their lives in this place. Jallianwala Bagh Attractions are Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, Martyr’s Well, The Wall. It is located just 1km away from Gurdwara. Mata Temple:...

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