Punjab - State of Sacred Golden Temple

 

   
 

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Punjab, the chief wheat producing area of the country, is the overland entry point into India. The state is also known for its production of sports and hosiery goods. The holiest shrine for the Sikhs is the Golden Temple in Amritsar, so called because the dome is covered with gold leaf.

Home of the fiercely proud and independent sikhs, the state of Punjab is steeped in history and culture of India. For centuries, the sikh warriors have provided the fighting force for armies of the great kings of India, British Raj and now the people of United India. Through sheer hard work, the men and women of Punjab have turned this into one the greenest states in India. Universally famous for their diligence, they have done much to contribute to the welfare of India.

Amritsar - the holy city of Sikhs, has grown from a sacred village pond into a spiritual temporal centre of Sikh culture. The city gets its name from the pool-Amritsar (Pool of Nectar), which was constructed by the fourth religious preceptor of the Sikh faith. It also lies on the Asian Highway.

It is also the city where Jaliyan-wala-bagh, the garden where scores of innocent Indian men, women, children were massacred by the British. Events of such magnitude catalysed the struggle for Indian independence.

WHAT TO SEE

Golden Temple, Akal Takht, Durgiana Temple, Jallaianwala Bagh, Saragarhi Gurudwara, Tower of Baba Atal, Academy of Fine Arts, Central Museum & S.G.Thakur Singh Art Gallery.

 

 

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