Temple or Harmandir Sahib informally
referred to as The Golden Temple or Temple
of God, is culturally the most significant
place of worship of the Sikhs and one of the
oldest Sikh gurdwaras. It is located in the
city of Amritsar, which was established by
Guru Ram Das Ji, the fourth guru of the
Sikhs, and is, also due to the shrine, known
as Guru Di Nagri meaning city of the Guru.
Harmandir Sahib was built with four doors to
show that every religion or faith is allowed
to go in to meditate or just listen to the
prayers for peace.
Anandpur Sahib about 65 kms
from Hoshiarpur, is considered to be the city
of bliss. Anandpur Sahib has a number of historic
It was here that the 10th guru of the Sikhs,
Guru Gobind Singhji gave the new form of baptism
and called the Sikhs thus baptized, Khalsas.
On the day following
Holi devotees flock to Anandpur Sahib
to participate in Holla Mohalla celebrations
by re-enacting the past Sikh battles with ancient
arms and weapons.
The new Sikh Heritage Museum is a place to
relinquish as it is supposed to be one of the
wonderful structures of the world.