Posted by: Kumar | October 8, 2009

The Golden Temple

Like stated in my previous post, here is my next post and it contains pictures from the 2 times i went inside the temple. one was around sunset and my other visit was next morning at around 10am. So in this post you would find pictures of one of the most holy place in for the Sikhs. But make no mistake about it people from all religions are welcomed there and if you do find the time to go there im sure you would enjoy what this place has to offer. Other than it being extremely beautiful just being around, looking at the temple and meditating or just walking around can bring a sence if peace in you. For the moment you are there it would feel like you are in a place that’s out of this world and at the same time you feel like you are a part of a bigger world and those are only some of the reasons why thousands of people are attracted to this place everyday. So yeah just check the pictures out to have a better idea of how this place is. If you ever decide to visit India this place is definately a must see. So yeah i hope you like this post, comments would be appreciated as usual.

Souvenir market outside the golden temple
Souvenir market outside the golden temple

Souvenir market outside the golden temple

Girl Checking stuff out
Girl Checking stuff out

People at Souvenir shop
People at Souvenir shop

Sikh coat of arms
Sikh coat of arms

Punjabi salesman
Punjabi Salesman

Mom bargaining with salesman

Punjabi salesman

Mom cleaning her feet
You have to clean your feet before you enter the compound as you can see none of them are wearing shoes or slippers. That’s cause like all Indian temples you arent allowed to wear footwear inside the temple.

People meditating and chilling

Front shot of the temple
The Golden Temple

Picture of temple compound.
Picture of temple compound

Golden temple

People waiting for the prayer
People waiting for the prayer

Another shot of the surrounding buildings

People bathing

People praying by the lake
People praying by the lake

Carps in the Lake
Carps in the Lake

Evening prayer time.
Evening prayer time and time for the temple to shine

The golden temple all lit up.
The Golden Temple all lit up

Temple Front shot

People adoring the beautiful temple
people appreciating the beauty of the temple

Entering the temple
Entering the bridge to the temple

Entrance Chandelier on golden ceiling
Entrance Chandelier on golden ceiling

People patiently wating in line
People patiently wating in line

Temple guard
Temple guard

The exit lane.
The exit lane

People entering
Another shot of the lane

Golden fence outside the temple
Golden fence outside the temple

Lamp surrounding the temple
Picture of one of the many lamps around the temple

Actual golden temple entrance
The actual entrance. last point before they ask you to off your camera, i could have taken shots if i really wanted. But as a sign of respect i didn’t plus you only get to view the “Guru granth” or the Sikh bible for less than 30 seconds. Operations are very organized, thats why even if there are hundreds of people in the line, it won’t take you longer than 20 minutes to get inside from way back. But thats on a normal day. Im sure thats not the case in other Holy days.

More Carps
More Carps

Outside the temple
Outside the temple

A shot of the bridge to the temple.
A shot of the bridge to the temple

People resting by the temple lake
People resting by the temple lake

People enjoying the view
People enjoying the view

Sideview 3

Group picture. ofcourse im not in it.
Group picture, too bad im not in it. we tried but none of them could take a pic with slow shutter speed and if i took one with the flash the temple didn’t look as beautiful. 😦

Sister, Niece and Cousin waiting for food.
My sister Maya, my niece Diana and my cousin Tanuja waiting for the food.

Food hall
This is the food hall. they serve free food here 4am to 12 midnight. everyone is allowed to eat here the food you recieve here is believed to be blessed by God. You can say it’s something like communion but you eat real food. Note thousands of people go here everyday and there is never a time here that they run out of food.

Man inside the food hall

People helping wash the plates and utensils
People helping wash the plates and utensils

A big kitchen
The giant kitchen, incase you were wondering this is where they cook food for the thousands of people that come here everyday from 4am to 12 mid-night.

Another shot of the big kitchen

Another section of the food hall.
Another section of the food hall

Day 2

Day 2: second visit to the temple

Ouch.
People walking on extremely hot marble. Trust me when i say it’s hot. You couldn’t stand even for one second.

People getting ready to bath
People getting ready to bath in the lake

People
People

People chilling by the lake

People and the temple

Man bathing in the temple

More people bathing

People getting some water
The water there is super cold and it tasted good too. It tasted like fancy bottled water.

Temple compound

Temple guards walking around
Temple guards walking around with spears and swords and make no mistake about it, these are for show if someone trys to cause trouble and refuses to cooperate these keepers of peace are given the right to use their arms.

Another temple guard

Temple guard

Sikh Temple Guard

Souvenir market outside the golden temple

A morning shot of the temple
Farewell shot of the temple.

Can’t wait to go back and visit again, and like i said if you are ever around this part of India you must visit this temple. So yeah keep visiting guys more pictures from my trip to India are to follow. Feel free to comment guys as they would be highly appreciated.

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Responses

  1. bhaia all pictures were very nice we all loved it .papa also like those pictures thank u bhaia
    bye tk
    miss u all alot


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