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The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, also known as Harmandir Sahib, is a sacred Gurdwara for Sikhs around the world. It houses the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhism, and is a symbol of Sikh history, Sikh prayers, and Sikh practices. The Golden Temple is a place where Khalsa, Sikhs from around the world come together to do Seva (selfless service), and serve Langar (blessed food) free to all who come. The 10 Sikh Gurus are revered here, Sikh flags and symbols of Sikhism can be seen throughout the temple complex. Sikh scriptures, Sikh Art, Sikh Kirtan Music, and Sikh culture are celebrated at the Golden Temple, making it a hub for the Sikh community. Sikh marriage ceremonies, Sikh philosophy, Sikh dress, Sikh Bani, and sense of community are all deeply intertwined with the spiritual significance and power of the Golden Temple. The healing waters of this place has been known through out history to bestow healing miracles.

Sikhs believe in serving all those around them. They believe in one God and do not discriminate in any way. Sikhs usually identify wearing Turbans and beards, Sikhs wear a Kara (steel bracelet), and a Sikh Kirpan (knife to defend the oppressed). Sikhs believe in Kesh ( the power of long hair and beard). Sikh men take the middle name of Singh (lion) and women Kaur (divine princess).

The Golden Temple

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