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The Golden Temple

The Golden Temple Constructed in the middle of the holy tank Amrit Sarovar, The Golden Temple of Amritsar also known by the names Hari Mandir (The Temple of the Lord) or Darbar Sahib (The Court Divine) is one of the most famous Gurudwara of Sikhs. The temple can be reach by a narrow walk way which is 202 feet in length and 21 feet in width. The water in the tank is believed to have medicinal properties and curative powers. The devotees believe that a bath in the tank will cleanse the soul.

Golden temple is a double storied shrine, of which the lower part is built with white marble and upper part and dome are built with gold plating. One of the notable feature is that it was built on the lower level and has four entrance. The temple is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world and its site was sacred to them since the time of the 4th guru, Ram Das. On special occasions such as birthday anniversaries of the Gurus and on the Diwali night, the temple is attractively illuminated and it presents a feast of color and light. Among the buildings near the Golden Temple, the Akal Takht or the Immortal Throne and the tower of Baba Atal are of special interest to a visitor. The temple is open to all sections of people irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

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