This film shows images of Amritsar, Punjab taken in 2018. The golden temple, the Gurdwara and the bazaar of the old city.

 

 

At the origin of Sikhism, Guru Nanak and his 9 successors. 

They all contributed to the writing of the holy book of Sikhism, and the book became the “11th guru” under the name of Guru Granth Sahib. 

He is considered a full man and it is for this reason that he sleeps in a bed but also that he can die, in which case he will be replaced by a new copy printed in Amritsar.

 

Amritsar is the Mecca of Sikkhism. The most sacred temple of this religion is the Harmandir Sahib, also called the Golden Temple because it is covered with fine gold. 

The temple was built in 1601 by the 5th guru, Guru Arjan at the very spot where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikkhism, came to meditate.

Every day, at sunset, Guru Granth Sahib is carried in procession to his bed, where he spends the night.

 

Gurdwara are places of prayer and meeting for Sikhs. That of Amritsar is located just in front of the Golden Temple and is one of the 5 main gurdwaras of Sikkhism, called Takhts, which means "throne" in Persian. 

In Sikkhism, sharing is an important value. In all gurdwaras, vegetarian meals are offered to anyone, Sikh or not, who wishes to participate in the common meal. The logistics of delivering these thousands of meals a day are impressive. 

Here are some pictures of the kitchens of Gurdwara Akal Takht at mealtime.

 

Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple, a holy high place of Sikhism was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Its most recent destruction took place in 1984 when Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered a major military operation to dislodge Sikhs separatists who had taken refuge there, as well as in the Gurdwara near the temple. The toll from this operation officially stands at 493 dead and 86 Sikh wounded and 84 killed and 248 wounded among the attacking troops. 

It was also this attack that led to the assassination of Indira Gandhi a few months later.

 

about the place, Amritsar:

Amritsar in Punjab is a city of about 1,200,000 inhabitants. The most representative monument of Amritsar is undoubtedly the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) which is one of the most important places in Sikkhism.

A large gurudwara welcomes thousands of the faithful daily for both prayer and the meal that Sikhs generally offer free of charge in their temples.

But Amritsar is also infamous for the horrible massacre perpetrated by the English in April 1919 where more than a thousand Sikhs perished in Jallianwala Bagh Park.

 

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