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UploadedDecember 9, 2012
TakenDecember 2, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light not detected
Focal Length24 mm
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Golden temple- Amritsar, Punjab

The Harmandir Sahib also Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It was built by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in the 16th Century. In 1604, Guru Arjan Dev completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, and installed it in the Gurdwara. There are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions.

The present day Gurdwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misl's. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the Gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and English name the Golden Temple. Its construction was mainly intended to build a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally. Over one lakh (100,000) people visit the holy shrine daily for worship.

The golden temple is partly made out of gold.

14 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (9 Dec 2012):

    Beautifully captured! Reminds me of London's Parliament at night.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (10 Dec 2012):

    lovely night photography!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (10 Dec 2012):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. well spotted and captured and great entry to the theme

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (12 Dec 2012):

    Wow! Stunning night shot. Love the reflections.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (12 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful entry !

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (13 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful reflections and informative narrative.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    A Glittering entry into JPG's Sparkling Theme Park!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (24 Jan 2013):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Aug 2016):

    Beautifully captured! You have my vote!!!

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (2 Aug 2016):

    Nice shot - my vote!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (2 Aug 2016):

    Great for the theme! GMV

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (3 Aug 2016):

    back to vote !

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda gave props (8 Aug 2016):

    Excellent capture !!! My vote

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (17 Aug 2016):

    Awesome in both narrative and image. voted.

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