Golden Temple Amritsar | History of Harmandir Sahib

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Golden Temple Amritsar

Golden Temple Amritsar is one of the most visiting gurudwaras in the world. The other names for this Golden Temple are Harmandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib. It is in the city of Amritsar, Punjab State. Harmandir Sahib is the holy pilgrimage for Sikhs and wishes to visit at least once in a lifetime. Scroll down to know the Golden Temple History.

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Golden Temple History:

When it comes to the Golden Temple History, we need to get back to the 16 th century. Guru Arjan Sahib, a fifth Nanak of Sikhism decided to build a holy place in the name of Sikhism. For this, he purchased the land from zamindars of this place with the money collected from Sikhs. Then Hazrat Mian Mir Ji, a Lohre saint laid a foundation to this place in 1581 and completed by 1589.

Though the construction ends in 1589, the placement of Adi Granth takes place in 1604. Along with the Harmandir Sahib, there is also a pool named Sarovar built around the temple. At first, this place was built by brick. Later after many attacks from Muslim invaders, a Sikh empire Maharaja Ranjit Singh rebuilt with copper and marble in 1809. Later on, in 1830, this place was overlaid with gold foil. Thus it named as Golden Temple Amritsar from then…

Harmandir Sahib Architecture:

Guru Arjan Sahib planned Harmandir Sahib in a very humility manner. We can absorb that the architecture is a mixture of Hindu and Muslim Structures which gives it a uniques structure. Unlike all the Hindu temples this Hammandir is very low in a structure which resembles that one to wipe out his ego while entering into this place. And also, it has 4 entrance of compound area in four directions of North, South, East, West which means that everyone can come excluding the feel of Gender, Caste, Religion……

However, the centre place where the guru seat has only one bridge to enter which resembles that everyone should have the same end at last.

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