Amritsar is a historical as well as greatly holy city. Amritasr is also called the city of the golden temple, which makes it greatly religious. It is a famous city of the state of Punjab and is not very far from the border of Pakistan. It is known for its industries and beautiful bazars.
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The golden temple itself is a place of deep faith and reverence for the Sikhs. It was founded by the 5th guru of the Sikh Panth, Guru Arjan Deo. The city itself grew around temple with the passage of time. Some portions of the temple are covered with the gold and hence the well-known title ‘the golden temple’. It stands in the middle of a huge water tank, called Amritsar.
Literally, it means ‘the tank of nector’, immortality. This has given the name of famous city as well. Its water is considered immensely holy by the faithful’s. The temple itself is crowed with devotees all the time.
The city has also beautiful temple of goddess durga. It is called the durgyana temple. In its compound, there is a spot, where hanuman is believed to have stopped. This was when he was carrying mount sumeru, having the prescribed medicine for laxman.
Another important place to visits is the jallianwalla bagh. This is where thousands of Indians was massacred by the soldiers of general dyer on April 13, 1919. His soldiers had fired 1650 bullets in all. Many people jumped into well to save themselves. But they also died of drowning and suffocation.
Amritsar is actually, the city which everyone wants to visit.