The Golden Temple Experience

Posted on May 10, 2023 in India Discovery,Student Speak


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Golden Temple is considered a social, cultural and spiritual site for the Sikh community. It is a significant attraction in Amritsar, which derives its name from the holy pool of nectar called Amrit Saras. Maharaja Ranjit Singh built the upper half of the Golden Temple with 400 kilograms of gold foil.

The Golden Temple was built in 1604 on the land granted by Akbar, a Mughal emperor who is one of the most influential figures in history. The Golden Temple, also known as Shri Harmandir Sahib is the central gurudwara of Amritsar. The town of Amritsar was earlier known as Ramdaspur. We learnt about the teachings of Sikhism that preach ideals like equality, selfless service, cleanliness and charity. A classic example of these principles is the ‘langar’ served in the gurudwara each day. Here, people of all castes and creeds eat together in a common kitchen. The world’s largest langar takes place in the Golden Temple, where people enjoy the delicious meal together.

Surrounding the Golden Temple is a holy pool of nectar where many exotic fishes can be found. It is believed that bathing in the holy pool cleanses one’s soul. Thousands of people visit the holy shrine everyday. We enjoyed eating the tasty prashad and visiting the exotic library inside the Gurudwara, where the original Guru Granth Sahib is preserved.

We are sure if you ever visit the Golden Temple, you won’t regret it. There are many shops where you can get souvenirs at low prices. One of our team members bought a fridge magnet from one of these shops. Overall, it is a must-visit place as it teaches us important lessons about equality and humility. You will be able to experience spirituality and learn about religious teachings here. So, when are you visiting the Golden Temple?

Writen By Lakshya Jain, Sanskar Gupta & Vivaan Vijayvergiya (St. Xaviers High School, Sec-49, GGN).


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