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'''Harimandir Sahib:''' Literally "Temple of God" in [[Punjabi]]
 
'''Harimandir Sahib:''' Literally "Temple of God" in [[Punjabi]]
  
"Shining in the morning light, the gilded splendour of its panelling and big dome and small minarets, this temple is a fairy world palace to the devotees of the Sikh faith. Certainly, the first look brings onto the innocent eye the image of a transcendent fact. The 'loving sight' peering into heaven from the legends of the miraculous cures by the touch of the water in the pool of nectar, in which the shrine stands makes for ecstatic awareness. The vision has been received by millions of pilgrims who have come here for centuries from near and far." quoted from a devotee
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A [[Gurdwara]] of historical, spiritual, and emotional significance to Sikhs, called Harimandir Sahib in [[Punjabi]]. [[Guru Amar Das]] first conceived of it, although construction did not begin until [[Guru Ram Das]] became the Guru. The actual construction had modest beginnings: A mud-house was constructed by Guru Amar Das, who is said to have found on the edge of the pool the magical herb which cured a skin ailment of his master [[Guru Angad]]. The Amrit Sarovar remained a village tank, until the fourth Guru, Guru Ram Das began to carry out the plans of his mentor for a more permanent structure in brick.
 
 
 
[[Maharaja Ranjit Singh]] had the structure plated with gold in the early 19th century for the first time. During 2002, the gold plating was replaced with new gold plates. In 1604, the newly compiled [[Adi Granth]] was housed here for the first time. The Fifth Sikh Guru, [[Guru Arjan Dev]] ji sat on the floor with the rest of the congregation while the Adi Granth was place on a high platform or [[Takhat]]. The Indian army attacked this beautiful complex in June 1984 causing severe damage to the [[Akal Takhat]] building complex.
 
 
 
[[Image:Gt00A1.gif|thumb|300px|right|Aerial View & map [http://wikimapia.org/#y=31619538&x=74876354&z=17&l=0&m=h&v=2 Harimandir Sahib @ wikimapia.org] ]]
 
 
 
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[[Image:Harimandir sahib plan.jpg|thumb|200px|right|A Plan of the Harimandir Sahib Complex]]
 
 
 
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==History==
 
 
 
===The Sikh Gurus===
 
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[[Image:Pre-guru arrival landscape.jpg|thumb|Landscape before the arrival of Guru Amardas]]
 
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===The Struggle Period===
 
[[Image:Darbarsa.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Darbar Sahib as seen from Dukh Bhanjan|right]]
 
 
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===The Misl Period (1707-1801)===
 
[[Image:Misl-RS development.jpg|thumb|Development during the Misl and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Periods]]
 
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===[[Maharaja Ranjit Singh]] (1801-39)===
 
[[Image:Mul-Mantra-GTEntrance.jpg|thumb|The inscription above the outer walls entrance to the Se-Young
 
 
 
===The British Period (1849-1947)===
 
 
 
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===1984===
 
[[Image:1984.gif|thumb|"1984" by Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Singh]]
 
 
 
==General==
 
 
 
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[[Image:gtbss001.jpg|thumb|250px|right|The Golden Temple|left]]
 
 
 
==See Also==
 
 
 
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==Resources==
 
 
 
[[Media:Plan of Harimandir Sahib.pdf|Component plan of Harimandir Sahib and Surrounding Area]]
 
*http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=31620062&x=74876249&z=18&l=0&m=a
 
 
 
==External Links==
 
 
 
* [http://wikimapia.org/#y=31619538&x=74876354&z=17&l=0&m=h&v=2 Aerial View & map]
 
*[http://www.darbarsaheb.com Website giving in-depth information on Golden Temple]
 
*[http://www.srigurugranthsahib.org/featured/harimandir.htm Uniqueness of The Golden Temple]
 
*[http://www.sikhnet.com/goldentemple Golden Temple Tribute]
 
*[http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/Amrita.html MSN Encarta]
 
*[http://www.worldkhalsa.com/public/gurud/india/goldent.html WorldKhalsa.com]
 
*[http://www.sikh.net/Gurdwara/GOLDEN/Dayhrmdr.htm Sikh.net]
 
*[http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SevenWonders Sikhnet.com]
 
*[http://www.sgpc.net Sgpc.net]
 
 
 
 
 
'''Photos'''
 
 
 
* [http://www.santsipahi.org/dsold/ Old Pictures of Darbar Sahib]
 
 
 
==References==
 
 
 
* ''Nomination of Sri Harimandir Sahib for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List Vol.1 Nomination Dossier'', India 2003
 
* {{Book reference | Author=editor and publisher: Swati Mitra | Title=Walking with the Gurus: Historical Gurdwaras of Punjab| Publisher=Good Earth Publications| Year=2004 | ID=ISBN 8187780231}}
 
[[category:Glossary of Sikh Terms]]
 
[[Category:Historic Gurdwaras in Punjab]]
 
[[Category:Gurdwaras]]
 

Revision as of 19:08, 13 December 2006

Bird's eye view of Harimandir Sahib and Amritsar

Harimandir Sahib: Literally "Temple of God" in Punjabi

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