The Golden Temple, Amritsar

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The Golden Temple, Amritsar - Address

Address: Rajan Khadwal, Amritsar, Punjab 143006

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Timings: 06:00 am - 11:55 pm Details

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About The Golden Temple, Amritsar

What Mecca is to Islam, Amritsar is to Sikhism! The Golden Temple is a symbol of religious sanctity among the Sikhs. Situated in the premises of the Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple is at the end of a long causeway, preceded by the Amrit Savovar (Pool of Nectar), said to be the holy water with healing and redemption powers. Many devout Sikhs come and bathe and cleanse themselves in the tank which holds the Amrit (Nectar). The Golden Temple opens its door to people from walks and faiths of life. This open mind ideology stems from the belief that everyone is welcome to come and worship as all are equal in the eyes of God.

The architecture of the Golden Temple has nuances of both Hindu as well as Muslim architecture. The lower level is made out of elegant marble and is reminiscent of the interiors of the Taj Mahal with its motifs and pietra dura. The second level of the Temple showcases engraved golden panels and a dome made from 750kg worth of Gold. The place of worship, the Gurudwara, is on the second level. Photography is prohibited within the inner sanctum. The Adi Granth, considered to be, the holiest book is placed at the sanctum during the hours of worship. Chants from the Guru Granth Sahib are playing in the background feeling with the visitor, a feeling of tranquility.

The premises of the Harmandir Sahib run the largest free kitchen in the world, feeding around 80,000 plus people every day.

The Golden Temple Information

  • The Golden Temple is a place of worship and reverence. Dress appropriately and before you enter the temple, wash your feet and cover your head with the scarf.
  • You can either buy the scarf at a minimal price, or it will be provided for you.
  • Since you can eat at the langar for free, it’s customary to tip or make a donation before exiting.

The Golden Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open at 06:00 am to 02:00 am.

How To reach The Golden Temple by Public Transport

  • There’s a free shuttle that runs between the railway station and the Golden Temple. The Golden Temple is easily accessible by all modes of city transport (buses, autos and cycle rickshaws).

Restaurants Near The Golden Temple

  • The Golden Temple itself has a large dining hall within its premises called the langar. They provide free meals for everyone and is a must try.
  • Bharavan the Dhaba and the New Punjab Rasoi.

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  • Golden Temple is the Oasis of silence in the midst of bustling Amritsar City. The beautiful temple complex is an abode of beauty and silence. One can feel the relaxation in the shaded corridors and sit or lie down to experience the true self. The temple shimmers and reflects beautifully in the placid waters of the sacred pond. As the sun sets the temple glows in its splendor. At night the temple and the complex is lighted up and no words can describe.. Amritsar city is a must visit if you are in India. There are, decent hotels, good food, prayers, markets and monuments. Just the right mix to make it a good vacation destination.

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  • Golden Temple is the Oasis of silence in the midst of bustling Amritsar City. The beautiful temple complex is an abode of beauty and silence. One can feel the relaxation in the shaded corridors and sit or lie down to experience the true self. The temple shimmers and reflects beautifully in the placid waters of the sacred pond. As the sun sets the temple glows in its splendor. At night the temple and the complex is lighted up and no words can describe.. Amritsar city is a must visit if you are in India. There are, decent hotels, good food, prayers, markets and monuments. Just the right mix to make it a good vacation destination.

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  • One of the best places and a must visit. The golden temple looks superb after sun goes down. It brings a very calm, spiritual and divine feeling out of you, such is the power of this place where everyone comes with a open heart to serve others and leaving behind all arrogance and ego.

  • It's awesome view,can't explain the view in my language... you have to see the view.. one can feel cool and piece in the TEMPLE.. This is a very clear place,you can't find any garbage in the campus...I sure I will satisfy here .... I suggest all the visitors after visit this temple you can go Katra,Kashmir....

  • Golden Temple is the beautiful place for visit. The holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism. The beautiful temple complex is an abode of beauty and silence. Here you will feel Very positive vibrations. Free food and super clean area. really awesome place, you must visit here once in life

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