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The Golden Temple, Amritsar – Taste Ultimate Serenity and Religiousness

By Sanjana Singh Subscribe to RSS | April 9th 2012 | Views:
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Gleaming with 750 kg of pure gold, genuine spiritual atmosphere and the holy Amrit Sarovar – the pool of nectar are some of endearing attributes the Golden Temple – the Sikh’s most sacred shrine in Amritsar – is known for. Perhaps the most tangibly spiritual and living monument in India, the temple is truly a standing glory of peace and purity. Visit to this enormous creation of Sikh religion will let you explore unmatched serenity and calm, and will lead you through inexplicable spirituality and bliss. Till date, visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar is one of the most heart-touching experiences for tourists as far as religious tours in India are concerned.

This grand structure is believed to have laid by the hands of Guru Arjun Dev, the fifth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism, in 1588. The temple or ‘Gurudwara’ was constructed to provide the Sikhs a central location of worship. It’s strategically nestled in between a pool that intends the synthesis of ‘nirgun’ and ‘sargun’ – the spiritual and secular realms of human existence. The pool, also known as Amrit Sarovar, has a great spiritual significance and water of it is believed to have a healing power that can cure many medical disabilities. The primary intention of wonderful building is to spread the ethos of Sikhism widely.

The Golden Temple went through an extensive renovation during Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s region. Artistically designed and decorated with pure gold, the temple got turned into an architectural masterpiece after that renovation. A beautiful mix of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture here can leave anyone mesmerized.

Spiritual grace of the Golden Temple is matchless gives all its visitors a sheer pleasure. With its wonderful atmosphere full of spirituality and peace, this holy Gurudwara truly interprets the Sikhism’s aim to lead pure life. Bathing in the Amrit Sarovar or the pool of nectar gives devotes a healing experience. If you’re lucky enough to witness Palki Sahib or the Night Ceremony, where the Granth Sahib is taken from the shrine in Hari Mandir to the sanctum, you would get the experience of a lifetime. Really, this splendid shrine stands glorious with its spirituality and architecture design, and hence attracts pilgrims from far and wide.

When you’re on Amritsar visit, you can explore a number of tourist attractions along with splendid Golden Temple. Amritsar is said to be a city of warm and big hearted people that welcomes every visitors with open arms. From Gurudwara & temples to galleries & theatres, and parks & gardens to museums and libraries, Amritsar offers an array of tourist attractions to savor. Apart from that, the city provides the visitors with exquisite dining and shopping options. Accommodation in Amritsar is simply superb. A range of Amritsar hotels ensures the guests quality stay at reasonable rates. When it comes to plan Amritsar trip, buying a tour packages from a reliable travel agent is the best idea.

Sanjana Singh - About Author:
Writer of this article is associated with Hungry Bags, a leading travel portal offering various travel deals like tour packages for Kashmir, Goa, Kerala and other premium destinations along with deals for hotels like Amritsar hotels, Goa hotels etc.

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