Guru Purab

November

Amritsar, Punjab

Guru Purab is traditionally a special day in the lives of Sikhs as it commemorates the birth, inauguration, martyrdom or death of one of their ten religious Guru’s (teachers). The festivities draw hundreds and thousands of faithful devotees from India and around the world to perhaps the most famous place of worship for the Sikhs – the Golden Temple at Amritsar.


Guru Purab is traditionally a special day in the lives of Sikhs as it commemorates the birth, inauguration, martyrdom or death of one of their ten religious Guru’s (teachers). The festivities draw hundreds and thousands of faithful devotees from India and around the world to perhaps the most famous place of worship for the Sikhs – the Golden Temple at Amritsar.

Overwhelmingly decked, the golden walls of the temple seem to outshine the moon and visitors are drawn by the religious chants and prayers that take place within the temple premises. Pilgrims also take a dip in the holy tank that sweeps at the temple’s feet, cleansing themselves of sins.

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