Golden Temple of Amritsar, Amritsar

Illuminated at Night
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The holiest site in Sikhism, the Golden Temple seems to float on the water. It enshrines the holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, which is venerated by pilgrims throughout the day and put to bed at night.

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318157
Short URL
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Names
Golden Temple of Amritsar
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Amritsar, India
Coordinates
31.620045° N, 74.876397° E
Phone
Temple Manager: 0183/255-3953, -3957, or -3958
Information Office: 0183/255-3954
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

1574

Construction begins on the Golden Temple of Amritsar in the Punjab, on land donated by the Mughal emperor Akbar.

1601
Golden Temple of Amritsar completed

Completion of the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the holiest site in Sikhism.