Golden Temple: A symbol of unity

Posted on Apr 08, 2019 in Student Speak


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The Sri Harmandir Sahib is also known as the Golden Temple. It is a significant Sikh temple, which is located in the city of Amritsar. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also a symbol of unity and brotherhood. Thousands of people from different corners of the world come here to pay respect to the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. People also come to listen to hymns and to offer prayers to God.

The temple is located at the center of a pool and before entering the temple pilgrims take a holy dip. In fact, Amritsar city is named after this pool, known as Amrit Sarovar or Pool of Nectar. It is believed that the water of the pool has healing properties.

The Golden Temple is among the various important heritage sites in India that have created an impression on the entire world. This holy place attracts millions of people as it has a glorious past and unmatched beauty. The entire top of the temple is made of pure gold, adding to the beauty of the temple. The lower part is made up of white marble and the walls are decorated with beautiful motifs and carvings. There are four entrances to this holy shrine covering all four cardinal directions. This signifies that people belonging to all corners of life are equally welcome. This place is open for all, irrespective of their caste, creed or gender. It also spreads the distinct ideology of equality among all human beings.

Langar is a free meal provided to all the visitors to the Golden Temple and it is prepared inside the Gurudwara premises. Many people volunteer to serve this meal at the Langar Hall. In conclusion, we recommend that irrespective of background or religion, you should visit Darbar Sahib or the Golden Temple at least once in your lifetime. In our view, it is one of the most significant pieces of architecture in the world and we wish to visit the place again.

Team members: Himanshi, Pankaj, Aditi Rai and Sadavi Singh (VidyaGyan School).


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