The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the religious soul and pride of the Sikh community of India. Not just Sikhs, the grand temple is also one of the most famous spiritual destinations of the Indians and the foreigners as well. It is a famous tourist attraction as it leaves the people from the corners of the country as well as from abroad spellbound by the majestic beauty of the beautiful Golden Temple and its surroundings. The golden body of the main temple (Gurudwara) is the holy worship place and is known for the spectacular beauty it reflects on all sides. Believers irrespective of the religion, caste, and creed are welcome at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab and are hazed by the immense beauty of the Golden Temple. In addition to the eye-catchy beauty of the premise, the religious shrine also gives out the message of love, care, and humanity to all.
So if you have been planning your next trip to Amritsar, Punjab; do not miss out to visit the religious Golden Temple. In addition to the religious and the spiritual enlightenment, you can also pay a visit to some of the places which are located within the premises of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Have a read:
Central Sikh Museum:
The museum is open on all days and the entry is free. You can take photographs upon special permission from the concerned authorities. It is said that your visit to the Holy Golden Temple is incomplete if you don’t pay a visit to the Central Sikh Museum. There are different sections of the museum which are as per the varying Sikh history. You can be privileged to find the rare works of the great Sikh artists like the S.Kirpal Singh, Thakur Singh, Phulan Rani, Gurdit Singh and much more. There is also the rare wooden comb of Sri Guru Gobind Singh.
Ramgarhia Bungas (Towers):
The word “Bungas” is used to denote “the place of living”. During the era of the Sikh Empire, many royal families and the Sikh generals constructed as many as 99 bungas in the city of Amritsar. Out of these, the Ramgarhia Bungas was constructed within the premises of the Golden Temple by Ramgarhia Missal to offer accommodation and living spaces to the devotees who visited the holy shrine. Originally, there were 22 towers or Bungas around the Golden temple, out of which only two towers survived. Even these two towers got severely damaged during the army invasion in 1984 but were restored later.
The Bungas houses a balcony with some rooms at the ground floor along with an open space. The building is famous for the rare historic Sikh architecture. There is a big basement at the Bungas as well but the entry is restricted there.
Ath Sath Tirath:
At the community kitchen of the Golden Temple, there is an average of 75,000 tourists or devotees who take langar at the Langar Hall daily. There are around hundreds of employees to serve the holy langar at the Langar Hall in Golden Temple, Amritsar.
Tourists Information Center:
Dukh Bhanjani Beri:
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Akal Takht Sahib:
This holy place at the Golden Temple is used to denote “Timeless Throne” where the emperors and kings used to sit. This place is also referred to as the Seat of the Almighty. Akal Takht is the highest form of the temporal seat of Sikhism which was founded by the Sixth Sikh Guru Sri Har Gobind Singh in the year 1609.