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on Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:19 pm
The Golden Temple was founded in 1574 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das.
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on Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:19 pm
In December 1588, the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan initiated the construction of the gurdwara and the foundation stone was laid by Muslim saint Mian Mir on 28 December 1588.
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The name Sri Harmandir Sahib literally means the “Temple of God” and reflects the true meaning and purpose of this majestic shrine, which stands for treating God as one and making no distinction among His worshipers on the basis of cast, color, creed and religion. The temple is also called the “Darbar Sahib” and the top of the shrine is made of pure gold. The Golden Temple was actually founded by the fourth Sikh Guru called Guru Ram Das in the year 1574.

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Another fact about the temple, which reinforces the oneness of all people and religions, is that the temple has entrances from all the four direction, which signifies that people of diverse backgrounds are allowed to make an entry to the gurudwara, which welcomes them all with open arms. In fact, it is known that out of hundreds and thousands of pilgrims who pay visit to the holy shrine each year, 35 percent are from faiths other than the Sikh religion.
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Guru Arjan, designed Sri Harmandir Sahib to be built in the center of this holy tank, and upon its construction, installed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, inside the Harmandir Sahib.

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The gurdwara was completed in 1604.

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The foundation of the gurudwara was amazingly laid down by a Muslim sage called Mian Mir in December of 1588, though its construction was started by Guru Ram Das in 1588 and completed by another Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev. The Gurudwara was completed in the year 1604. The Golden Temple was built at the same site where first Lord Buddha, and later on Guru Nanak used to perform meditation. Guru Nanak was the first Guru of the Sikhs.

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On numerous occasions the temple was destroyed by the Muslims, and each time was rebuilt more beautifully by the Sikhs.
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The Golden Temple stands in all its glory in the middle of a holy tank called the Amrit Sarovar, which is a man made tank. The tank also boasts of a variety of exotic fish. Pilgrims who visit the shrine usually take a dip in the sarovar, which is believed to bear special healing powers. The term Amritsar Sarovar translates into “Pool of Holy Nectar”

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Next among the most unusual facts about this world famous temple is that it is made of white marble, embellished with real gold, which is why it gets the name of Golden Temple. The lower level of the shrine has marvelous work and is a combination of Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture. Above the first layer, the second layer is made of gold designs and has as much as 750 kilograms of gold. However, the temple was initially built without gold. Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who ruled during the 19th century got the entire monument renovated. The temple has been destroyed on numerous occasions. However, each time the Holy shrine was rebuilt more beautifully than the previous time. Today, it stands as one of the most beautiful human creations.

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on Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:21 pm
The present-day gurdwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misls.

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Structurally, the temple is located on a level below the ground level as it signifies that one must be humble and go down to reach the temple of God. This design is quite opposite to that of the Hindu temples, most of which are built at an elevated level. The design of the temple has been well-thought of and it represents what it preaches.

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During the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the Golden Temple was richly ornamented with marble sculptures, golden gilding, and large quantities of precious stones.

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The temple was devastated again and again, first by the Mughals and the Afghans and later during a clash between the Indian Army and terrorists in the Operation Blue Star of the eighties. But it has now been renovated and stands as a mark of glory and splendor of the Sikh religion.

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The main hall of the Golden Temple houses the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture of the Sikh religion. It is placed on a raised platform under a canopy studded with precious jewels. The sacred book of the Sikhs is a collection of many holy prayers, poems, as well as various hymns that were originally composed by the various Sikh gurus and Muslim saints.

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The Golden Temple has been a monument of worldwide fame on account of organizing the largest langar sewa in the world, where more than 35000 people are fed on a daily basis. In fact, the Langar that is served on special occassion s and religious events is known to serve as many as 2,00,000 people. The food prepared and all arrangements done are from the donations received from the followers of the Holy Temple.

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Finally, the gurudwara also houses the acclaimed Central Sikh Museum, which contains relics and art works related to the Sikh religion, its great saints and warriors.

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Floating at the end of a long causeway, the Golden Temple itself is a mesmerising blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, with an elegant marble lower level adorned with flower and animal motifs in pietra dura work. (as seen on the Taj Mahal).

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the one who covered it in gold in 1830, two centuries after its construction. This took 162 kg of gold, then worth about Rs 65 lakh.

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Above this rises a shimmering second level, encased in intricately engraved gold panels, and topped by a dome gilded with 750 kilograms (1653 pounds) of gold.
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Back in the 90s, it was renovated with 500 kg of Gold. The value of this quantity of Gold, as of today, would be more than Rs. 140 crores.
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And this renovation went on for four years; from 1995 to 1999.

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Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru in 1588 planned to build a temple in the centre in Amritsar which would be open to people of all castes, and climes; thus he invited his friend and great contemporary mystic and Muslim savant, Mir Mohammed Muayyinul Islam, popularly known as Mian Mir, to lay the foundation stone of the temple.
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Also inner walls and the door panels exhibit gold work. Special designs have been given to the copper sheets and then they have been covered with gold leaves.
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The ceiling of Harminder Sahib is made with gold and precious stones.
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