Religious Tourism in India  - Sikh Pilgrimage – Know about Golden Temple Amritsar – Gurudwara in Punjab, India

Golden Temple, Gurudwara constructed by Fifth Sukh Guru Sri Guru Arjundev Singh Ji is the most holly place fro followers of Sikhism and most visited Gurudwara of Punjab, India.

The history of construction of Golden temple starts with Guru Amar Das Ji. The Harmandir Sahib, this is how the Golden temple is known in the religious world of Sikhism, is the Gurudwara where In the August 1604, three years after the construction of Golden Temple,  ”Pothi Sahib” was installed and Baba Buddha Ji were appointed as the first Granthy by Sri Guru Arjundev Singh Ji.

The Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia. Maharaja Ranjit Singh has covered the upper floors of The Harmandir Sahib with Gold during the early years of Nineteenth Century and Gurudwara become famous as the Golden Temple.

Main Gurudwara at Golden Temple premises is surrounded by a large lake or holy tank or the Sarovar and as per the faith is filled with Amrit [holly water - immortal nectar]   actually the city name Amritsar is derived from this.


Vital Tourist Information : Golden Temple - Harmandir Sahib

Religion : Sikhism

God / Deity : Sikh Guru - Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Rituals :
The day at Golden Temple starts at 3:00 AM with Palki Sahib, Asa Di Var and ends with Raheras Sahib and Aarti in the evening followed by Sukhasan at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib around 10 PM.

Timing : Morning 2 :30 AM To 10 PM

Construction Era : 16th Century

Constructed by : Sri Guru Arjundev

City : Amritsar

State : Punjab [India]

Region : North India

Interesting Information :
Five Takhat of Sikhism are:
Sri Akal Takht Sahib Amritsar
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib
Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib
Takht Sri Hazur Sahib
Takht Sri Patna Sahib

Travel Tips :
Accommodation is available even in the premises of Gurudwara. There are many Yatri Niwas located at walking distance from the Gurudwara.
Smoking, Drinking & Shaving in the premises around Gurudwara & Yatri Niwas is prohibited.
Do take care of following the Sikh tradition of covering head before entering Gurudwara.

How To Reach : Golden Temple - Harmandir Sahib

Basic Travel Info :
Amritsar is easily accessible on road / air / train journey routes so you can reach Golden temple very easily from any part of country.
There is good number of trains for train journey to Golden Temple Amritsar.
Amritsar is well connected with almost all the prominent cities of north India with regular and direct buses.
Amritsar airport receives many domestic flights so this is easy to reach Golden Temple by air travel also.