Amritsar Golden Temple

Amritsar, Himalaya, India

Amritsar is the spiritual center for the Sikh religion and home to the Harmandir Sahib, known as the Golden Temple.

Central is The Adi Granth, holy book, which rests on a throne under a jewel encrusted canopy.

You can also return in the evening to witness the 'putting to bed ceremony' - Palki Sahib Ceremony.

Palki Sahib ceremony is when the holy book 'Guru Granth Sahib' is carried to a room for the night. This is a very symbolic gesture.

The holy singing stops, certain hymns are read by the respected priest, then the book is closed. After performing the prayer, the book is then placed in a golden palanquin which is carried by all the devotees who are lined up to take Seva - Volunteer work. This all happens amidst chanting and reciting of hymns, a man will also blow his trumpet.

The entire ceremony is very spectacular and spiritual!

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