"Golden Temple - Hari Mandir Sahib" Amritsar Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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The Golden Temple itself is known as the Hari Mandir Sahib, ("Temple of God"), and is the spiritual centre of the Sikh religion. It was built between 1588 and 1601 out of white marble and is gilded with some 750kg of pure gold. The temple was later attacked by the Afghans under Ahmed Shah Abdali and had to be substantially rebuilt in the 1760s. During the day, as part of the daily ritual, the Holy Book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib, is recited to music which can be heard around the complex via loudspeakers. More photo's can be found in one of my travelogues.

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  • Written May 5, 2007
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