Golden Temple: An exciting Endeavour
The cab dropped us near Golden temple late in the evening. It was freezing cold and we stopped by for some snacks at the eatery stalls nearby.
As we walked further, We were greeted with beautifully lighted streets hosting colorful shops lined up, for selling various items, from souvenoirs to traditional Amritsari clothing, footwear, and food stalls.
What lay next in store for us, was a challenge to walk barefoot in the extreme cold inside the golden temple premises.
We dipped our naked feet in warm water to enter the holy site, which was a sight to behold. The biting cold didn’t dampen our spirits to capture the glory of Golden temple, an important pilgrimage site of Sikhism.
The reflection cast upon by the impressive golden dome of the temple on the water felt like standing in front of an invisible supreme power.
With time, the cold had conquered our feet by turning them numb. The ‘kada prasad’ was what we were looking forward to as soon as the darshan ended with scores of people waiting in a line to enter into the gurudwara.
The soft melting ball of this ghee-laden delicacy was worth the effort of standing in long queues for the darshan and battling the cold barefoot.
After sustaining the cold for so long, we didn’t want to miss the famous ‘langar’ which was a simple meal made up of dal, roti and sabzi.
This is how our adventurous day ended with a splendid performance laid out by the city of Amritsar.