The Golden Temple, Amritsar

In the Indian state of Punjab, Harmandir Sahib (The Temple of God) – commonly known as the Golden Temple – is the most sacred place of worship for the Sikh religion. In the 1570s the fourth Sikh guru created a pool named Amrit Sarovar – Lake of Immortal Nectar. Over time the city which developed around this area took the shortened name Amritsar. The first temple was completed in 1604 to house the Sikh holy book known as Guru Granth Sahib which in 1708 was named as the perpetual guru of the Sikh faith, ending the human lineage…

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