Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar, Punjab

The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib - meaning the Abode of God) is a famous Sikh Gurudwara located in the city of Amritsar. The construction of the gurudwara was started by the fourth Sikh guru - Guru Ram Das in early 1600. In the year 1604 the construction was completed and the fifithe Sikh Guru - Guru Arjan installed the Adi Granth in the gurudwara. Baba Buddhaji was appointed as the first Granthi - reader of the granth.

In mid 18th century the gurudwara came under attack from the Afghans. However the Sikh Army sent down to hunt the Afghan troops emerged victorious after a battle few miles outside Amritsar.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The T3 Terminal at New Delhi Airport - Photos

Some pictures taken during my transit time at the T3 Terminal.