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India's Golden Temple

Amristar, is a city in the North-Western India and is the administrative headquarters of the Amristar district located in the Majha region region of the Indian state of Punjab.

Located here is the Golden temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib (abode of God) and is a Gurdwara

(a place of worship for Sikhs). It is the holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism.

The temple is built around a man-made pool that was completed in 1577. The temple has been rebuilt many times secondary to being a target of persecution and destruction by Muslim armies. In 1809 the Sikh Empire rebuilt it in marble and cooper and overlaid the sanctum with gold foil in 1830. This led to the name Golden Temple.

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