Golden Temple of Amritsar India

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.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248406
Names
Golden Temple of Amritsar
Hari Mandir
Harmandir Sahib
Coordinates
31.6199848° N, 74.8742962° E

Location Map

Map showing the location of Golden Temple of Amritsar, Amritsar, India. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Golden Temple of Amritsar, Amritsar, India. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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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