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For those who were asking about the Golden Temple and about Sikhism, this is a short description which, I hope, will allow you to understand what this beautiful culture is about.
Sri Harmandir Sahib (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ), also known as Sri Darbar Sahib (Punjabi: ਦਰਬਾਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ), or Golden Temple, is named after Hari(God) the temple of God.
It is culturally the most significant shrine of the Sikhs and one of the oldest Sikh gurdwaras, located in the city of Amritsar in Punjab (India).
The Sikhs all over the world, daily wish to pay visit to Sri Amritsar and to pay obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib in their Ardas.
Guru Arjan Sahib, the Fifth Nanak, conceived the idea of creating a central place of worship for the Sikhs and he himself designed the architecture of the temple.
Unlike erecting the structure on the higher level(a tradition in Hindu Temple architecture), he got it built on the lower level and unlike Hindu Temples having only one gate for the entrance and exit, Guru Sahib got it open from four sides.
Thus he created a symbol of new faith, Sikhism.
Guru Sahib made it accessible to everyone without any distinction of Caste, creed, sex and religion in order to worship God equally.
Its architecture represents a unique harmony between the Muslims and the Hindus way of construction work and this is considered the best architectural specimens of the world.
It is often quoted that this architecture has created an independent Sikh school of architecture in the history of art in India.
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