Golden Temple of Amritsar

Golden Temple in India
View of the Golden Temple in India
Photo by: appaji, Creative Commons

The Golden Temple in India, which is often called the “Darbar Sahib” or “Harmandar Sahib,” is one of the oldest places of worship for the Sikhs and is located in Amritsar, Punjab in India. It is considered one of the holiest, blessed and sacrosanct places in India. It is a symbol of both beauty and peace. The temple is surrounded by a small man-made lake which has a lot of fish in it. This lake is said to consist of holy waters. The temple can be entered from four different sides and thus symbolizes openness and acceptance. This concept is based on the tents which would open from all four sides, welcoming travelers from all directions.

The Golden Temple has three holy trees. There is also a small Sikh Museum near the Ghanta Ghar, or clock house, in Amritsar which is very rich in information. The entire top of the temple is made of pure gold and thus adds a lot of pride and beauty to the entire temple.

During the earlier days, this place was a huge lake surrounded by a thin line of forests. It is also said that Buddha journeyed here to find the real meaning of life and spent some considerable time in this place. The first guru of the Sikh community called the Guru Nank also used to meditate in this peaceful place. Years after he passed away, many of his disciples kept coming back to the site as it was considered a sacred place. It was during the time of the Fifth Guru, Arjana when the Temple was finally built in 1604. It was Guru Arjan who installed the Guru Granth Sahib hymn book in the temple and appointed the first reader in August 1604. The temples architecture has both Hindu and Muslim qualities.

62 responses to “Golden Temple of Amritsar”

  1. jo jo pops says:

    i need info on the golden temple’s past!!! for my project i need them quick i have got till 8 june

  2. Jasmin Patel says:

    please help me with my power point on the goldden temle quickly pls i have been there before but can’t rember facts about it.

  3. holly says:

    i kneed more info for my homework my teacher is so fat and stupid

  4. linda says:

    im the teacher HOLLY!!!!!!!!!

  5. linda says:

    im the teacher HOLLY METCALF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. jammy says:

    a lot of imformaton !!!!!!!

  7. Rakhi says:

    hey no worries. the golden temple is a sikh temple in amritsar. the temple is golden plated. the guru granth sahib is at the top of the temple. you can go in to see the copy while they pray and the original is at the top. non touched.

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  9. jaspreet says:

    ummmmmm. need few interesting facts on golden temple even though i should know alot more bout it since i am a sikh lol. but hey im born and live in New ZEaland. soooo not really my fault. so plzzzzzzzz need interesting, not boring, facts on the golden temple.

  10. burrrrrp says:

    need more info

  11. burrrrrp says:

    like when it was built and it has to be in on monday

  12. shade says:

    i dont get it im askin 4 information and its showing me differnt stuff dat i dont reanlly what 2 know

  13. burrrrrp says:

    please help

  14. abinaya says:

    it was good but i need more facts, the entire temple is made of gold or not?

  15. pooja says:

    i am proud to c my god temple is still beautiful and full of belessing til today

  16. Talia says:

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  17. taneesha says:

    i need more info for my speech…………pls help

  18. Jahanvi says:

    I need help for my project and you gave me info. about it.. Thank you!

  19. Param says:

    Golden temple is the shirne of sikh peoples. its like mecca for them as important as like ganges . they have wish to go our there for workship and have bath in holy pool once in his or her life . it was built by the fifth master of sikhism in 1601 .

  20. Prabhdeep Singh says:

    Rakhi…… Pls Use Capital words when u use GURU,GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI AND ANY GURU’S Name

  21. tiger says:

    i have to do a project all about india and im on a page called places of interest do you think you could help me out a little with the information

  22. linda says:


  23. preru says:

    i love the picture but i need about the golden temple in 5-6 lines and when was it built ? by whom? in what condition now and how can we help to keep it clean

  24. preru says:

    faster please alot more to do

  25. preru says:

    i love the paragraphs but too long

  26. preru says:

    i want another templet

  27. Sukhjeevan says:

    This really helps me do my homework!

  28. anon says:

    this is not really facts. Its all confusing history. could you please not go into so much depthy information and give us the main facts and point. It would be so much easier.


  29. niya says:

    thanx just finished homework

  30. Bob says:

    thx now my homework is done!

  31. molly says:

    i think that we all need more information about the golden temple

  32. Cdr Narayan Kulkarni says:

    We visited Golden temple last week and had lunch also in the lungar. Really very religious temple worshiped,where we get peace of mind and “Bhakti” towards almighty. We were keen to know what deity or only GURU GRANTH is worshiped inside the temple, as we saw many worsipping places around the parikrama and also in first floor of the main temple where GRANT was being read.

  33. i need help my r.e teacher is horrid!!!!! 🙁

  34. but then again she is old and thats all she talkes about :p

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  36. farhat rani says:

    i think its just a fake thing and m nt intrested to know anything about it..

  37. Simran says:

    Ok info but might need a bit more sense in your brain cause half of this is good but boring so exiten it up a little bit 🙂

  38. Nikkii says:

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  40. terri says:

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  41. simmi says:

    it is like jo jo pops for a project I had till 7th june but my teacher was on strike on thursday so my teacher said till 12th june because friday curriculum saturday and and sunday weekend monday queens birtday

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  48. Zuladzim says:

    i thought it’s mosque
    wonderful temple!

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  50. Nathan says:

    Hey can you plz mail me the citaions by tommorow because i really did them by tommorow or today

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