Golden Temple Amritsar

We’ve heard a lot of people raving about the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Sikh’s holiest shrine close to the Pakistani border. Of all the monuments in northern India travelers talk about, the Golden Temple is probably a close second to the Taj Mahal. But unlike the Taj, the Golden Temple is completely free of charge and welcomes everyone, even inviting people to eat free of charge in their massive communal kitchen. The kitchen is open 24 hours a day and there is no distinction between race or caste. Very cool.

Instead of putting up pictures, we decided to make a short video which conveys a lot more atmosphere. See for yourself the crowds of pilgrims walking around Hari Mandir Sahib (the main temple) and people bathing in the sacred pool, and listen to the continuous chanting of four priests inside the temple broadcast over loudspeakers.

5 responses to “Golden Temple Amritsar”

  1. [..YouTube..] great video! thanks very much for posting´╗┐ – it is on my list of places to visit on my next India trip.

  2. [..YouTube..] so peaceful place, im going there next year!!! can’t wait!!

  3. avatar SikhWorldTV says:

    [..YouTube..] “You are the Creator, O Lord, the Unknowable. You created the Universe of diverse´╗┐ kinds, colours and qualities. You know your own Creation. All this is your Play.”
    (Guru Nanak, Var Majh)

    Gurbanifm . c o m

  4. avatar Heyoohxoxo says:

    [..YouTube..] It looks dead cool!!´╗┐ Are you people sikhs

  5. [..YouTube..] No, we are not Sikhs, but you don’t have to be to enjoy the atmosphere around the Golden Temple.

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