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History Of The Golden Temple

Updated | March 18, 2017 23:42 IST

Golden Temple – Golden Temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib, and it is also the main temple of Sikhism, which is attracted by millions of people all over the world, not only people of Sikh religion but also people of other religions, Come to the temple.

The beautiful gurudwara is situated in the middle of Amritsar, where even today lakhs of devotees from all over the world gather together.

Sri Harmandir Sahib (Devasthan), which is known as Sri Darbar Sahib and especially Golden Temple, is a religious gurudwara of the people of Sikhism which has been established in the city of Amritsar in Punjab of India.

Golden Temple Amritsar was founded in 1574 by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdasji. The fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun designed Harmandir Sahib, and according to religious beliefs, the ancient history of Sikh religion is also mentioned inside Harmandir Sahib. Harmandir Sahib Complex has been established on Akal Takht.

Harmandir Sahib is also known as the place of worship of Sikhism. The main objective of making Harmandir Sahib was to create a place for men and women, where both could worship God equally. According to Sikh nobles, Guru Arjun was invited by Muslim Sufi saint Sai Mian Mir.

The four main gates created in Harmandir Sahib show the thinking of the other religions by the Sikhs, those four doors mean any person, or  any religion can come to that temple. Presently, more than 125000 people come daily with the intention of worshiping at the Golden Temple, and the main offerings of Sikh gurus are accepted by ‘anchor’.

In the beginning of the 19th century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh saved Punjab from outside attacks, as well as covered the upper part of the gurudwara with gold, and since then the fame of this temple has taken four-moons.