The Harmandir Sahib also known as Darbar Sahib and popularly referred to as the Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab (India). Originally built in 1574, the site of the temple was surrounded by a small lake in a thin forest. Now, the temple is surrounded by a large lake, known as the Sarovar, which consists of Amrit ("holy water" or "immortal nectar"). There are four entrances to the temple, signifying the importance of acceptance and openness.
Posted on 2011-05-09 13:53:37