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The Temples Of North-West India
The Temples of North-West India - Index The Author
Invocation Foreword
Prologue Yatra And Its Importance
Somanath Dwaraka
Mathura Amritsar
Kurukshetra Mount Abu
Ambaji Pushkar - Raj
Mata Vaishnodevi Mandir Amarnath
Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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AMRITSAR  
The Citadel of Sikhism

THE GURUDWARA

The Golden Temple, locally popular as Har Mandir is situated in the middle of a tank called Amristar, meaning thereby, the pool of immortal life. This sar-tank is more or less square shaped, measuring about 475 feet each side. This charming tank is surrounded by white marble pathway with a cause-way, leading across the crystal clear waters to the Mandir. The reflection of the golden temple built in white marble with gilded domes, shimmering in the still waters of the pool, and its sparkling cleanliness, and eye filling splendour flashing at all times is itself a sight that lifts the soul, filling it with an intense mood of devotion. It has crystal white marble steps on- four, sides to enabling the visitors to perform ablutions before entering the sanctum. A small bridge with two gilded lamps at the entrance connects the Gurudwara with the embankment. The Takta Akhal Sahib holding the relics of the Gurus, such as swords etc., lies to the north-west with a huge dome gilded with gold. There are two pillars known as Ram Garhia Minars to the east of the dome adding ethereal grace to the building. On the roof of the temple lies a small but tastefully decorated chamber, Shish Mahal, where the . Gurus used to sit. The entire building-interior and exterior is covered with gilted sheets and on them inscribed verses from the Granth Sahib in Punjai script. No other temple in India, it is said, used as much gold as this for construction. Except this, there is nothing that pleases the eye, nor gladdens the heart. Does this not look strange that a place of worship bereft of the object of worship is holding such tight grip over crores of a militant community?

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