Golden Temple of India is located at Amritsar, Punjab. Punjab is a state of India and the main religion of Punjab is Sikh.
This is a temple of sikhs, Punjabi people praying for Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib. Actually, this is a small part of this big and awesome gurdwara complex.
This is the most holiy place of India and specially for Punjabi and Sikh religion. When we are talking about Amritsar then it was founded in 1577 by the fourth sikh guru, Guru Ram Das.
Spiritually, the focus of attention is the tank that surrounds the shiny central shrine the Amrit Sarovar , from which Amritsar takes its declaration, excavated by the fourth guru Ram Das in 1577. Ringed by a marble gangway, the tank is said to have healing powers, and pilgrims come from across the world to bathe in the sacred waters.
Floating at the ablaze of a long causeway, the Golden Temple itself is a mesmerising incorporation of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, subsequent to an elegant marble humiliate level adorned as soon as flower and animal motifs in pietra dura performance (as seen occurring for the Taj Mahal). Above this rises a shimmering second level, encased in intricately engraved gold panels, and topped by a arena gilded as soon as 750kg of gold. In the cause discomfort inner sanctum (photography prohibited), priests and musicians hold taking place a continuous chant from the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy photo album), tally to the already intense ventilate. After paying their respects, pilgrims retreat to the intricately painted gallery upon the second level to contemplate.
The Guru Granth Sahib is installed in the temple all day and returned at night to the Akal Takhat , the temporal seat of the Khalsa brotherhood. The ceremony takes place at 5am and 9.40pm in winter, and 4am and 10.30pm in summer. Inside the Akal Takhat, you can view a buildup of sacred Sikh weapons. The building was heavily damaged surrounded by it was stormed by the Indian army during Operation Blue Star in 1984; it was repaired by the processing but Sikhs refused to use the dirty building and rebuilt the tower from graze.
More shrines and monuments are dotted as regards the edge of the complex. Inside the main right to use clock tower, the Sikh Museum shows the persecution suffered by the Sikhs at the hands of Mughals, the British and Indira Gandhi. At the southeast decline of the tank is the Ramgarhia Bunga , a protective fortress topped by two Islamic-style minarets; inside is a stone slab taking into account used for Mughal coronations, seized from Delhi by Ranjit Singh in 1783.