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About Golden Temple

Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib (Divine Court) is the popular name for Harimandir Sahib (meaning Temple of God) gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar in Punjab.

 The gurdwara was founded by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev.

The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the holiest shrine of Sikhs, which forms one of the major pilgrimage centers of India

It was here in the year 1699, that the Tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh laid the foundation of Khalsa Panth.After the construction of Sri Harmandir Sahib was complete, Guru Arjan Dev Ji installed the Adi Granth in it. 

He appointed Baba Budha ji as its first Granthi i.e. the reader of Guru Granth Sahib. After this event, it attained the status of 'Ath Sath Tirath’. Guru Granth Sahib, the 11th Guru of Sikhs, is revered as Holy Scripture of the Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, terminated the line of human Gurus.

 He elevated Adi Granth to Guru Granth Sahib and declared the sacred text to be the final Guru of Sikhs. Verses from the Guru Granth Sahib are inscribed on doorway of the Golden Temple as well.

Sri Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, literally means "the House of God”. The shrine consists of Darbar Sahib, which is surrounded by the Holy Tank (Amrit Sarovar). It was constructed under the aegis of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the Fifth Sikh Guru. He wanted to build a common place of worship for the Sikhs