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"Golden Temple - Akal Takht" Amritsar Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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The Akal Takht was built by the sixth Master Guru Hargobind (1606-44) in 1609 and has been the nerve centre for Sikhism ever since. All commandments affecting the community as a whole are issued from here as it houses the seat of the supreme governing body of the Sikh's known as the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). The original building was replaced with the current structure in 1874 and was servely damaged during Operation Blue Star when the Indian Army attacked the complex in 1984.

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  • Written May 5, 2007
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