Originally known as Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple is a beautiful structure built in the center of a lake in Amritsar city. It is the most popular Sikh Gurudwara in the country, whose upper half has been constructed in gold. You can see the Sikh worshiping rituals here, while the beautiful marble work and frescoes on the inside are also worth taking a look.
The Mecca for the Sikhs in India, Golden Temple is the most revered Sikh shrine in India situated in Punjab. Situated in the center of the Amritsar, Golden Temple is visited by people from all walks of life. The shrine is erected on a platform of 67 square feet and it represents the valor and chivalry of the Sikhs who have fought several battles over the ages. The integral part of this shrine is the Amrit Sagar located inside the temple premises. People take a holy dip before visiting the man shrine. The sanctum of the main shrine contains the holy texts for the Sikhs from all over the world- The Guru Granth Sahib. The topmost part of this shrine has gold-gilt.
The Golden Temple The best time to visit the Golden Temple is the early morning when it gleams, pale and ethereal, in the dawn. This is also the time when its reflection in the Amrit Sarovar – the Pool of Immortality – is untrammelled by the splash of bathers’ feet. The Golden Temple (Swarna Mandir) was originally called Hari Mandir (Temple of God) and is now also known as Darbar Sahib (Divine Court). It is the epicentre of one of the great faiths of India. All are welcome here for this is a truly syncretist faith whose holiest book is a collection of hymns by enlightened men of different religions.