The Golden Temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib, meaning “Temple of God”. It is one of the holiest places of worship for Sikhs as well as one of the oldest gurdwaras in India.
The Guru Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holiest literature in the Sikh religion, is present inside it. It’s intended as a place of worship for people from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally. The Golden Temple was built with four doors to show that people of every religion and faith are welcome here.
Inside the temple complex, there are many shrines to past Sikh Gurus, Saints and martyrs. The temple is surrounded by a large manmade lake, known as the Amritsar (Lake of Holy Water or Immortal Nectar).
This DVD has a brief history of the city of Amritsar, the establishment of the Golden Temple, the history of five Holy Ponds of Amritsar, the festivals celebrated here and information on some of the other historical Gurudwaras of Amritsar.
Most Sikh people visit Amritsar and the Golden Temple at least once during their lifetime, particularly during special occasions such as birthdays, marriage and the birth of their children.