The Golden Temple is the most important shrine of the Sikh religion. It is also known as the Harmandir Sahib(Temple of God) and as Darbar Sahib (court of the Lord). It attracts millions of tourists from around the world. The temple located in Amritsar, Punjab is a symbol of brotherhood, equality and glory.
We bring you a 6 big interesting facts you probably never knew about this holiest destination. Have a look…
Name of the Temple
It gets its name from the outer covering of gold on the temple. The temple was before called as Darbar Sahib or Harmandir Sahib.
Golden Temple has four entrances facing the East, West, North and the South.
Meaning behind four entrances of the Temple
This shows that devotees from any religion, caste and creed can come inside the temple. It welcomes devotees and other people from all parts of the world without discrimination.
Largest Langar Seva (Food Distribution)
The Gurudwara organises the largest langar sewa in the world. Around One Lakh People Are Fed For Free Everyday here. People from any religion can come and eat here.
The Gurudwara/Temple has witnessed many tragedies
It has been destroyed many times in the history by the Mughals and then Afghans. Later on, it got devastated during the Operation Blue star in the 1980s. It was renovated again.
Amrit Sarovar (Pool of Nectar)
It is the water that surrounds the Golden Temple. Devotees believe that the water pool has special healing properties. They take dip in the water and believe that by doing so they wash their sins.
Watch An Aerial View Of Golden Temple
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