Hello! I’ve already been back a week and I haven’t had a chance to even look at my blog. I don’t feel festive whatsoever for some reason, perhaps something to do with the 25+ degree weather in Amritsar and Delhi… oh and the fact that I haven’t bought any Christmas presents yet.
Back to the main point of my post… My favourite place in the world (The Golden Temple) was one of the main highlights from my trip to India – if you’ve had the fortune of visiting this amazing place, you’ll know what I mean. It is is overwhelmingly beautiful, breathtaking in fact and my photos do not do it justice.
The Golden Temple (the holiest Sikh temple) is the pilgrimage destination for Sikhs and is open all day every day. It has a free kitchen, serving on average 100,000 people a day. One hundred thousand people… A DAY!
Lots and lots of worshippers volunteer their time to keep the temple clean and to help in the kitchen, preparing the food and washing the dishes. As with all Sikh temples, people of all religions and backgrounds are welcome. You must remove your shoes, wash your feet in the pool of water before entering and make sure your head is covered at all times (as a sign of respect).
There’s so much I could say about the history but I don’t want to get anything wrong, so all I will say is that I love it here. Each time we visit Amritsar I say I want to visit the Golden Temple more than once but we never manage to. Maybe next time.
Ready for some more photos? We visited as the sun was setting, which meant the light was amazing!
I’ve got one more post about India in the pipeline… should be ready soon!
Bye for now 🙂