I took this picture last evening as I was walking down the stairs leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
It was before sunset, later I met Marina, the lady who is wearing sunglasses, she is from Brazil but we spoke in French, it was nice to share a few words with her by the Pool of the Nectar.
The Golden Temple (informal name in Sikhism), is the most sacred and holiest shrine of Sikhism (the holy-of-holies of Sikhism).
The official name of the Temple in Sikhism is: Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ) which means literally (Harmandir Sahib meaning: The Abode of God).
It is located in Amritsar (meaning: The Pool of the Nectar of Immortality), the holiest city in Sikhism, in the state of Punjab, India.
Sikh devotees, for whom the Temple is a symbol of infinite freedom and spiritual independence, come to the Temple from all over the world to enjoy its environs and offer their prayers.
The Gold plating on the Golden temple makes it so unique and the reflection in the water gives an etherial beauty to the whole complex.
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Posted on 2008-05-15 05:46:26
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