The Golden Temple of Amritsar
November 18, 2010 • Photography & Travel
The Golden Temple in Amritsar, located in the state of Punjab, India, is the holiest shrine for Sikhs around the world. The temple was founded in 1577 by guru Ram Das (the fourth guru).
I was fortunate enough to arrive this morning (4th Nov) in Amritsar. It’s Diwali day and this festival of lights is grandly celebrated here as it is all around India. The streets were quiet in the wee hours of the morning but as the sun made its way across the sky, thousands of people started to gather in and around the temple.
Here are a few photos from my morning visit to the temple. I’ll share shortly photos from the grand celebrations that took place later in the evening.
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