10

Facts About Golden Temple

Image Source: Pexels

Image Source: Pexels

1. Lord Buddha meditated at the sacred site. Buddha declared this site as an ideal meditation ground for sadhus and saints.

Image Source: Pexels

2. Long before the Golden Temple was built, Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru used to mediate at the holy site.

Image Source: Pexels

3. The construction of the Golden Temple (Sri Haramandir Sahib) was initiated by Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru.

Image Source: Pexels

4. The construction of the Golden Temple started in the year 1581 and took almost 8 years to complete.

Image Source: Pexels

5. Golden Temple was named after the outer layer of gold foil that covers the entire temple.

Image Source: Pexels

6. After the death of Guru Govind Singh, the Golden Temple was constantly attacked and destroyed by the Islamic rulers.

Image Source: Pexels

7. In the year 1762, this religious heritage was completely blown away with gunpowder.

Image Source: Pexels

8. After the devastation, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a brave Sikh ruler rebuilt the rich heritage with marble and adorned it with gold.

Image Source: Pexels

9. The foundation stone of the auspicious Golden Temple was laid by a famous Sufi saint Mian Mir. This was done to spread a message that this sacred gurudwara is open to all Religions, Caste and Creed.

Image Source: Pexels

10. The langar sewa at the Amritsar Golden Temple is the largest free kitchen in the world. It serves more than fifty thousand meals on a daily basis.

For More Interesting Content Visit -

TravelerSharma.com