ISBN 9788189497576,Sri Harimandar Sahib: Golden Temple

Sri Harimandar Sahib: Golden Temple



Timeless Books

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788189497576

ISBN-10 818949757X


Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)

Travel & holiday guides

Sri Harimandar Sahib was concieved and exists on the doctrines of humility and universal love and acceptance of all people. While most religious temples are constructed to be elevated high above the ground level, this celestial temple was constructed close to the earth, even below the level of the surrounding grounds, with its entrances virtually at the level of water. Usually, one ascends steps to enter religious temples, but at the Harimandar Sahib one descends down steps to reach the temple and must enter with the head bowed. Such a temple, which is lower than its surroundings, embodies the essence of humility and grace and instills these character qualities in its visitors. Humble conduct reduces the pride and ego of a human being. In essence we can say that Sri Harimandar Sahib is a spiritual sanctuary for the entire humanity. It is an eternal abode of God and symbol of the divinity of all humans to promote mutual understanding, divine unity, equality, universal co-operation and prosperous associations. It is the place where any one belonging to any gender, religion, caste, country or creed can obtain spiritual nourishment, mental peace and physical contentment without regard for any kind of earthly distinction.