Amritsar is a city located in the state of Punjab. Amritsar is considered a holy city of Punjab. It is the second-most populous city in the state of Punjab. The city is historically also known as Ramdaspur. The city is considered a very spiritual and sacred city for the Sikh community. The Golden Temple the holiest temple of the Sikhs is located here. Amritsar is famous in the country for its textiles and shawls. Its ancient legends, historical monuments, places of worship, old bazaars, theater traditions, and colorful festivals, all serve as windows to its strong past.
The city of Amritsar was founded in 1577. It is believed that the holy city of Amritsar was established in the Sikh tradition by Guru Ramdas, the fourth Sikh Guru. According to Sikh historical records, the place was chosen by Guru Amar Das and was called Guru Da Chak.
Visiting place in Amritsar
The Golden Temple
This temple is the oldest temple in India. This temple is the most spiritual and sacred temple for Sikhs. This temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib. The stunning golden architecture of the temple and the daily anchorage attract a large number of visitors and devotees every day. The history of the Golden Temple is 400 years old. A man-made pool has been built around the Gurudwara. One side structure of this temple is made of gold. There is a belief in the Sikh community that one should visit this temple only once in a lifetime.
The Wagah border is also called the Wagah-Attari border. This border runs through the mainland of Pakistan and is the last area of Indian territory. A ceremony is held every day at the Wagah border known as the Border Ceremony or Beating Retreat Ceremony. The ceremony includes closing international doors and lowering the flags of both countries. Every evening, before sunset, soldiers from the Indian and Pakistani armies meet at the border post to join a 30-minute demonstration of military camaraderie and showmanship.
Jallianwala Bagh is a historical place. This place is built in memory of those who died on 13th April 1919. There is a well here. It is believed that people jumped in to save their lives when the bullets were fired. This is built as a monument. It was established by the Government of India in 1951. The memorial was inaugurated on 13th April 1961 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad. This place shows a very tragic event in which many people died. This includes a wall that still bears traces of bullets that were thrown blindly into civilians and into this well in which many people jumped to protect themselves from the onslaught of bullets.
The construction of this fort was started by Gurjar Singh and completed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The main reason behind building this fort was to protect Amritsar from any invasion. The fort was captured in 1809 by the powerful ruler of the Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He named the fort ‘Gobindgarh’ after Shriguru. Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar was accorded the status of a historical monument. More than 250 years old, Gobindgarh Fort is considered to be one of the most iconic landmarks of Punjab.
Durgi’s temple is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple. This temple is located near the Golden Temple. Both temples are similar to each other. Inside this historic historical temple is a beautiful lake where floating idols of Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu can be seen. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. This temple is named after the idol of Goddess Durga. Along with the idol of Goddess Durga, there are also idols of Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu.