In the heart of Amritsar, the long white wall will greet you with a clock tower and quite arched windows, but the slightest hint of the miracles hidden behind the central gate. Take a walk and get to the top of the stairs, the Golden Temple suddenly appeared, famous and breathtaking, with domes and parapets mirrored in a shiny lake, monasteries, sanctuaries, sacred trees, and sailors of wandering pilgrims. (19659002) Located in Bari Doab, the "land of two rivers" in Punjab, the place was known in ancient times as a place where wise men and saints meditated around the lake, much smaller and surrounded by a Buddha forest came here, they say, and he was followed about 2000 years later by Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh faith. Born in 1469, recognized as a child miraculous in divine affairs, Guru Nanak traveled extensively and declared that there was no Hindu, there was no Muslim. Sikhism was born to approach both religions, "Sikh" simply means "the pupil". Chatter. There was a lot to do, and everyone who came was interested in paying. It means that in the nearby courtyard, men tried to fight the sword properly, with all sorts of experiences. The sword is considered an important tool for defending oppressed and weak and mercenaries dressed in blue and gold carry a symbolic weapon.
We came back to the edge of the water through the side gate, decorated with chandeliers and lights. eventually they reached Darshani Deorchi, a stunning gate decorated with silver leading to a path that leads through the water to the inner sanctum. Really privileged, we joined a long order of order waiting to enter this most sacred part of Harmanir Sahib. Many of the wonderful decorations are given by the generosity of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the 19th-century Sikh leader known as the Lion of Punjab. Among his gifts was 100kg of gold, which covered the house and some beautiful marbles. We stared at the reversed lotus, peaks, columns, eagle shutters, and folded dome, all glossy and gently carved, and it seemed that time was flying.
On the upper floor, we were greeted with mirrored hall of mirrors and a square atrium, all looking at the canopy, protecting the holy book on the floor beneath it. Reading was like a celestial whisper, and all around were semi-precious stones, colored glass, embossed copper, holy verses of religious scriptures, and various types of floral and animal patterns that adorned every space, wall, ceiling and vault. They included several human figures. Some say it's a mixture of Hindu and Mughal designs, while others call it uniquely Sikh. Either way, the stunning mural art is largely a work of unknown artists and a profound testimony of their faith.
Inside the shrine there is little room for movement. So after looking at the view from the terrace, we returned to our earthly world, where we received little help from Karah Parsad, sanctified by sweet pudding. We considered the simple practice of good deeds and kind words, truth, faith and equality, and the vision of heaven as "the union with the Spirit of God as a spark in the fire." As soon as the sun reached its highest point, the temple illuminated the scene, and the reflections gleamed like gold in the lake. It enjoys 500 years of Sikh heritage, the Golden Temple is a lively and mystical place to this day.