Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s contributions to Harimandir Sahib Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his family members as a token of homage used to offer precious and rare things to the Harimandir Sahib. On the demand of the devotees the Jewellers prepared these
The origin and evolution of the place where the Golden Temple now stands is covered in mystery. Some sources trace its origin from the pre-historic era as an Indian place of worship. The location of the Golden Temple is a
A visit to the Golden Temple is incomplete without a visit to the following among others- 1. AKAL TAKHAT It rightly faces the Golden Temple. Built by the Sixth Master Guru Hargobind (1606-44) in 1609, has been the nerve centre
Amritvela For thousands of Amritsar’s inhabitants, the day begins very early. It begins, in fact, the night before, at three o’clock or so in the morning, as households in the city stir with the activity of people preparing for a
The study of the art and architecture of the Golden Temple has, unfortunately, remained a subject of unconcern for art historians and critics. Even scholars of Indian temple architecture have bypassed it and references, whenever made, were mere courtesies. Fergusson
One of the classic simplifications of Sikh history pertains to the preparation of the sacred scripture, the Guru Granth. The event is generally described in the briefest terms. The Holy Volume was compiled by Guru Arjun (A.D. 1563-1606) and the
THE HARIMANDIR The Harimandir, now called the Golden Temple, is a living symbol of spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. The tank and the temple have been a source of inspiration to the Sikh community ever since their foundation.