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A dip in the holy water. Observing the plaques and memorial slabs inside the Gurdwara.
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Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib)

The Golden Temple also known as Harmandir Sahib is the holiest Gurdwara situated in Amritsar. A Sikh guru named Guru Arjan designed the golden temple and installed the “Adi Granth (Holy Scripture of Sikhism)” in the temple. In 19th Century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh took over Punjab and defended it from the attacks of the neighbouring regions. This was when he covered the top floors of the Gurdwara with Gold which helped the temple to make a distinct place in itself, and also it got the English name. The Gurdwara is surrounded by a lake, which consists the “Holy Water” and three Holy trees. Many memorial slab and plaques are placed inside the Gurdwara, which commemorates the past events.
Mohit Choudhary
The Golden Temple is one of the holiest sites in India. It is visited by hundreds of thousands every year to say their prayer in a site where the first Guru regularly said his prayers. Its a amazing place to visit if you are in amritsar.They serve upto 20000-100000 people a day and the all food comes from the donations. Its not just a place for sikh people, All the other religion's people comes here. The best thing about this is you don't have to pay a single ruppe anywhere in the temple. If you want to stay at temple in night, they have rooms for that so that you dont have to go for hotels.The beauty of temple is golden plated top of the temple. The whole temple is situates in the lake with beautifull fishes.
Mayank Pathak
It was a pleasant experience to roam about the river and photograph the magnificent Golden Temple at a time when it was the least crowded. People from all walks of life dotted the place, offering respite from the monotony of routine life and broadening our perceptions. Again, the architecture deserves a special mention. Of both the temple itself as well as the surrounding buildings. The entire place was exceptionally maintained for cleanliness with facilities such as running water tub for washing feet before entering the compound. We found a lone tile with Urdu wordings, and were wondering who could decipher it...maybe it's still a mystery, yet. I managed to get a couple of good shots as well as a golden moment on video. Tired and sleepy, we decided to head off to the Gurudwara section and drank a bowl of Tea in the hope that it will carry us forward through the day. Also, for those who do not know, Golden Temple serves free food all day so, well you're welcome!
Kimmi Dhiman
Golden Temple is truly a God's Place. Every day and night, people come and visit this holy place for worship. But, I personally like to visit the temple at night, because, the beauty of the temple is impeccable at that time. The chanting of holy words, peaceful temple, and the holy water pool (Sarovar) looked shimmered under the golden lights that encapsulates me to the other world and really gives me the peace of mind.
Pooja Shah
Day 5 - Explore AmritsarNext day morning we had breakfast at the very famous Kulwant Ke kulche. It was a very small shop but the rush outside was humongous
Pooja Shah
Even though we were stuffed, a Jalebi stall on our way tempted us to have at least a plate :D