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Golden Temple, Amritsar

Features

The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Hari Mandir Sahib Amritsar) is a central religious place of the Sikhs built by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ramdaas Sahib Ji, in the 16th century. The present-day Gurudwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misls. The four entrances of this holy shrine from all four directions signify that people belonging to every walk of life are equally welcome. The Gurudwara is surrounded by a holy lake, known as the Sarovar, which consists of Amrit (holy water) and is fed by the Ravi River. The Temple has a unique architectural style built at a level lower than the ground with two storey marble structure which can be reached by the Guru's bridge. Other spiritual shrines and historical places within the temple complex includes the Akal Takht, Har Ki Pauri, Dukh Bhanjani Ber (Jujube Tree), Thara Sahib, Ber Baba Budha Ji, Gurudwara Ilachi Ber, Ath Sath Tirath and Bunga Baba Deep Singh.

Timings

2.45 am to 10.15 pm, For detailed program schedule, check at http://www.goldentempleamritsar.org/daily-routine-of-sri-harmandir-sahib.php.

Local Transport

Prepaid taxis, taxis and auto rikshaws are available for local transportation.

How to reach

Nearest airport is Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport with 13 km. Nearest railway station is Amritsar which is connected to all major stations in India. It is well connected by road network to other cities.

Accomodation

Sarai booking is offered on first-come-first-serve basis subject to availability of accommodation. There are seven Niwas Asthans (inns) which provide lodging facilities for pilgrims, maintained by Sri Harimandir Sahib authorities.

Important Events & Festivals

Vaisakhi, Birth of Guru Raamdas ji, Martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur, Birthday of Guru Nanak are important religious events celebrated in the temple. For details of events and festivals in the Golden Temple, check the temple website.

Website

www.goldentempleamritsar.org

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