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#9 of 121 Places To Visit in Amritsar
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Harmandir Sahib Complex,Amritsar

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Located within the complex of Golden Temple, which is a major and central landmark in Amritsar, and is easily accessible by road and quick to locate.

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 The Akal Takht or the ‘Throne of the Eternal God’, some 328 ft across from the Harmandir but in the same complex, was built in 1606. For centuries, all secular matters were dealt with by the gurus in this building. Today, the Takht is a five-storeyed white marble edifice with a gold- plated roof, courtesy Ranjit Singh’s general Hari Singh Nalwa.

However, the facade was almost totally destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt following a lot of intra-community acrimony. Inside the building, 19thcentury murals still adorn one of the walls. There is also a museum of holy weapons, which include the Miri and Piri of Hargobind, who girded himself with these two swords after his father’s assassination. One sword signified his spiritual authority and the other his temporal power. The Akal Takht also has its own tank and gardens to the north.

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Santhosh Krishna
Santhosh Krishna
Calm and serene :)
Jun 20 2014
This place is located inside the golden temple complex . It is right opposite to the start of the line on the bridge to enter the main complex at the centre of the pond .. It is a part of the golden temple , and a must visit for every traveller . S ...... read more