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The Golden Temple in Amritsar is a holy mausoleum of the Sikhs. What was just a dug-up well birthed a whole civilization around it and was glorified as the dominant “Harmandhir Sahib”. After this miraculous temple, Amritsar was nicknamed!
Amritsar is a beautiful blend of tradition, culture, history and food. Founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, the city is divvied into two parts by the railways lines. In the Old City to the South you’ll find the Golden Temple, one of India’s most spectacular and serene sights, along with several other ancient historical structures. The North side of town is all upmarket restaurants, gleaming towers, modern homes, and other shining signs of the city’s contemporary prosperity. Read on for a list of the top ten ways to explore this city’s glorious past and exciting current events.
Wagah Border Crossing
Wagah is the border on the grand trunk road that marks the dividing line between Pakistan and India, known to same as the ‘Berlin Wall of Asia’. On this border, a retreat ceremony called ‘lowering of the flags’ has been held every single evening since 1959. The ceremony has gained a huge following, and is witnessed by hundreds of people every day on both sides of the border. The Retreat ceremony starts 30 minutes before sunset. As a prelude, public address systems on both sides play their most impassioned patriotic songs. The Border Security Force (BSF) jawans encourage women and children to hold the national flag, sprint towards the gates, and dance to Bollywood tracks in celebration. The positivity of this environment might surprise people who would expect hostility or tension between India and Pakistan, but this ceremony is consistently an expression of joy, fun and love for one’s country, without hating the other. The pageantry and the pomp attracts a large gathering and makes for a great spectacle.
You haven’t seen the soul of Amritsar until you’ve visited the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. This architectural marvel is a only a small part of this huge gurudwara complex, known to Sikhs as Harmandir Sahib (or Darbar Sahib). The temple sits on a rectangular platform, surrounded by a pool of water called the Amrit Sarovar, from which the city received its name. The Guru Granth Sahib (Holy book of Sikhs) is installed in the temple every morning, and returned at night to the Akal Takhat, the temporal seat of the Khalsa brotherhood. With the support of Hukam Singh Chimni and Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the temple was decorated with the stunning gold and marble work that continues to inspire awe in admirers from all over the world today.
April 13, 1919, marks a bloody day in the history of Indian independence, when hundreds of innocent Indians participating in a meeting at the Bagh were killed by British troops on the order of General Dyer. As you step into the narrow passage leading to the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, the first thing you’ll notice is an inscription on a stone plaque: ‘this is the place where the bullets were fired from.’ After the event of Indian Independence, this park was turned into a memorial to the people who sacrificed their lives, and a memorial designed by American architect Benjamin Polk now stands at the site. A well which people jumped into to escape the gunfire has been preserved inside the park, and stands as a sobering reminder of the horrific event that occurred here. Bullet holes on the wall within the Jallianwala Bagh have also been marked for visitors to observe.
Amritsar is famous for much more things like food , clothes, Punjabi kurti , festival & culture .
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