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Golden Temple, Amritsar.

Golden Temple, Amritsar.

Photographer: Baker, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 96/3(34)

Item number: 96334

Length: 22.2

Width: 29.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

This temple, built by Guru Arjan Dev in the late sixteenth century represents the spiritual centre of the Sikh faith and draws devout pilgrims from all over the world. Here they experience darshan, an auspicious vision of the temple deity, receive religious teachings of the original holy book, the Adi Granth and bathe in the purifying water. The tank has been known as the Amrit Sarovar or Pool of Nectar since the time of Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru.

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