About Meet pure sacredness at Golden Temple
Without any distinction of caste, creed, sex and religion, the construction of the Golden Temple started in 1574 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. The land utilized include a piece of land donated by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and Guru Arjan Sahib got its foundation laid by a Muslim saint Hazrat Mian Mir ji of Lahore. Although the entire building work completed in year 1601, but again some structural modification took place after it was destroyed in the 1760s. It is believed that under the patronage of Maharana Ranjit Singh this wonderful architectural marvel was beautified with marble work and 100 kg of gold to the inverted lotus-shaped dome. However, Guru Arjan Sahib ji deliberately got it formed on the lower level, open from four sides and has only one entry and exit gate. Golden Temple or Sri Harmandir Sahib or Sri Darbar Sahib is placed on a 67.ft square platform amid the Sarotank. An arc called Darshani Deori stands firmly with graceful decorations really look spectacular for the eyes. The shrine is a holy place of the followers of Sikhism, but the wonderful linking of the bridge with the 13 feet wide Pardakshna circumambulatory path that runs around the main temple has also impressed the foreign tourists too. Besides, some other fascinating scenes of this independent Sikh school of architecture include the reading of scriptures from the Holy Book by the solemn devotees, continuous wave to a chauri whisk above the Book, guest quarters, and the Guru-ka-Langar, a dining hall where 35,000 people are fed in a day. All are a perfect showcase of sublime peacefulness where all are welcome except those who promote non-vegetarianism within its premises or prefer creating ugly scenes to hinder its age-old devoutness.