Golden Temple

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Overview:

The Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar recently visited Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) at Amritsar.

About Golden Temple:

  • Guru Ramdas Sahib, the 4th of 10 Sikh gurus, started the construction of the temple and its pool in the 1500s as a place of worship for all.
  • The temple has been renovated many times, adding features such as the marble inlays along the floor.
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh, founder of the Sikh Empire of India (1799-1849) had the temple's upper floors covered in 750 kilos of pure gold.
  • The Sikh scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, is housed within the golden temple of Harmandir Sahib.

 


Source : PIB