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The Golden Temple, a place full of lessons

The Golden Temple known as Harmandir Sahib, is located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab state, near the Pakistani border. This a Sikh religion temple, developed in the context of conflict between Islamist and Hindu belief in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is said that this temple was built with seven hundred and fifty kilograms of pure gold between 1588 and 1604 by Guru Arjan Dev. In addition to being made of gold the temple has four entrances, one on each side, which symbolize the opening of the Sikh religion to all religions in the world among other aspects that are embodied in the teachings of their gurus. The temple is surrounded by a lake called Amritsar (as the city name) meaning pool of nectar in which thousands of pilgrims visiting the temple have the opportunity to take a bath.

Goldem temple, Amritsar, India

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