Diwali (Festival of lights) at Amritsar

Diwali (Festival of lights) at Amritsar

Diwali is the biggest festival of Lights Celebrated in India. Basically, it is the festival of Hindus, but other religions like Sikhs and Jains also celebrate it. Here we are discussing the Diwali at Amritsar. Amritsar is the city of Punjab located in North India. In Amritsar, Diwali celebrated on a grand level. Sikhs celebrate Diwali because in 1619 there 6th Guru, Guru Hargobind Singh Ji release from the prison. For Diwali celebration the golden temple is decorated with the colourful lights, many diyas (oil lamps) and candles lit on the complex of Golden temple. 


Golden Temple:-
Golden temple is a Gurudwara of Sikhs also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib. The golden temple is known as Golden because its entire top made up of gold. The temple is in the middle of the lake, which is called Amrit Sarovar.

Golden temple is also known as the pilgrimage site of Sikhism. It built by the 5th guru of Sikhs, Arjan Dev. The golden temple has four main entrances. The Gurudwara is open 24 hours, and everyday Langar prepared for more than 40,000 people in Gurudwara.

Akal Takht:

Akal Takt is located opposite to the Hamandir Sahib. Akal Takt is the highest political institution of Sikhs which is founded by the 6th guru, Guru Hargobind in 1606. There are five Takhts in Punjab, and Akal Takht is one of them. This Takht means justice and political sovereignty.


Jallianwala Bagh:-

Jallianwala Bagh located near the Golden Temple. It is a public garden spread over 6.5 acres of land.

The saddest day takes place in the Jallianwala bagh the Britishers killed many innocent people on the day of Baishakhi.

Durgaina Temple:-

The Durgaina temple is called the Hindu version of Golden temple. Durgaina temple is devoted to the Goddess Durga.

This temple is also known as the Sitla Mandir, Durga Tirth and Lakshmi Naryan Temple. Durgaina temple is also in the middle of the Lake.

Tarn Taran Sahib:-


Tarn taran Sahib is located in the District of Tarn Taran. The Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib is 22km away from the Amritsar. It was founded by the 5th Sikhs Guru, Arjan Dev. The architecture of the Tarn Taran Sahib is in Mughal style. The tarn taran name was given to the lake in Gurudwara.

Harike Wetland:-

Harike Wetland or Hari- ke – pattan is the largest man-made wetland of northern India. It is located in the border of the Tarn Taran district. It spread over the 4100 hectares of land which includes the Amritsar, Ferozpur and Kapurthala in Punjab.
The main highlight of the wetland is the Beautiful lake Harike lake, and there is also a bird Sanctuary in the wetland.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum:-

Devoted to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, ‘The Lion of Punjab’, who liberated a noteworthy piece of Punjab from the shackles of the Mughals.
The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is situated in Lawrence Road, Company Bagh of Amritsar. The historical centre shows the chivalric exercises of the Maharaja alongside curious connected with the best fights he battled with his foes. 

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