Saturday, October 24, 2009

Golden Temple, Amritsar,India

Golden Temple is the most sacred shrine for the followers of Sikhism. Located at Amritsar in Punjab, Swarn Mandir is easily accessible by the local means of transport in Amritsar.
The formal name of Golden Temple is Harmandir Sahib, which suggests actually "the Temple of God". Golden Temple is an icon of brilliance and power of the Sikh people throughout the World.
Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib is also known as Darbar Sahib.
The term Golden Temple was provided to the shrine, due to its gilded structure and picturesque beauty. Generally, one can find picture of Golden Temple in the homes of almost every Sikh round the World.
The Sikhs wish to pay a visit and obeisance to Harmandir Sahib. The advent of the Darbar Sahib is associated with the history and ideology of the Sikhism.
The architecture of the temple encompasses various symbols that are linked with other places of worship. These symbols portray the sense of forbearance and approval, which is put forward by the Sikh philosophy.