Amritsar Attraction With History

Sri Harmandir Sahib

SRI HARMANDIR SAHIB (The abode of God), also Sri Darbar Sahib, informally reffered to as the "Golden Temple", is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. Amritsar (literally, the tank of nectar of immortality) was founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das. The fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan, designed the Harmandir Sahib to be built in the centre of this holy tank, and upon its construction, installed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, inside the Harmandir Sahib. The Harmandir Sahib complex is also home to the Akal Takht (the throne of the timeless one, constituted by the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind). While the Harmandir Sahib is regarded as the abode of God's spiritual attribute, the Akal Takht is the seat of God's temporal authority. It is not only the most religious place of Sikha but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality.

Shree Durgiana Mandir in Amritsar is a focal point of faith for the Hindus. Pilgrims flock to this temple not only from India but also from abroad. Over the years, it has become an epicenter of Hindu renaissance and rejuvenation. The complex is popularly known as the Durgiana derives its name from the Goddess Durga. This connection with Goddess Durga has a socio cultural references as Goddess Durga is normally invoked for protection and health while the soldiers go to war.

Durgiana Temple

Jallian Wala Bagh

JALLIANWALA BAGH has become a famous name and place in the Indian history as Jallianwala Bagh Massacre since 1919. The Bagh has memorial built in it to remember and pay tribute to the people who has sacrified their lives in the massacre. It is a national place of pilgrimage. It encloses the matrys well and also the marks of the bullets on the wall of the garden.

WAGAH BORDER, named Wagah in Pakistan, is a village near which the accepted Radcliffe Line , the boundry demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the partition of India, was drawn. The Lowering of the flag ceremony at the Wagah Border in Amritsar is a lifetime experience in itself. The Wagah is a border post between India and Pakistan. It has become famous for the retreat ceremony which includes the closing of international gates and lowering of the flags of the both countries. Around 30,000 people visits the Wagah Border daily, which has become very popular among tourists from all over the world. It is an entertainment ceremony an a highly stylised patriotic display as well as the enegetic performance.

Wagah Border

Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

Mata Lal Devi Mandir in Amritsar is a favorite site for people who visit city. This temple is developed along the lines of the famous Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu. Women who wish to have children come here to pray. The temple has a series of vivid shrines and grottoes.

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