Golden Temple is also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Sri Harmandir Sahib. The popularity of the temple attracts Pilgrims form all over the world. It is one of the most important sacred destinations for Sikh pilgrims located in the city of Amritsar. Thousands of devotees make a visit to this holy shrine, paying homage to the Sikh Gurus by offering prayers.
Sri Harmandir Sahib is built on a 67 ft square platform, four sides surrounded by the Sarovar (water tank). Entrance to all four sides of Sri Harmandir Sahib signifies that people from all sects are allowed to offer their prayers and all are equally treated without any kind of discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, religion and sex. Devotees pay homage to Guru Granth Sahib (Holy Book of Sikhs) placed inside the temple.
Large crowds of pilgrims visit the temple and offer prayers. Before entering Gurudwara, the head has to be covered with a scarf which is an absolute must and feet washed in a small water pool made at the entrance. People take a holy dip in the sacred sarovar, cleansing their soul and purifying their minds. Langar hall is built inside the temple premises where food is served, free of charge, for the whole day.
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