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Golden Temple, Amritsar, India (landscape)
Located in northwestern India, in the city of Amritsar, the Golden Temple is the most sacred place of the religion of Sikhism. Amritsar, originally the name of the lake, means ‘pool of ambrosial nectar’ and refers to a drink of the gods, a rare and magical substance that catalyzes euphoric states of consciousness and spiritual enlightenment. Beginning early in the morning and lasting until long past sunset, musicians within the Golden Temple chant hymns to the accompaniment of flutes, drums and stringed instruments. Echoing across the serene lake, this enchantingly beautiful music induces a delicate yet powerful state of trance in the pilgrims strolling leisurely around the marble concourse encircling the pool and temple.
Construction of the Golden Temple began in 1574 on land donated by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The building project was overseen by the fourth and fifth Sikh Gurus. The temple was completed in 1601, but restoration and embellishment continued over the years.
The temple had to be substantially rebuilt after it was sacked in the 1760s, and in the early 19th century 100 kilograms of gold were applied to the inverted lotus-shaped dome and decorative marble was added.
All the gold and marble work took place under the patronage of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The legendary warrior king was a major donor of wealth and materials for the shrine and is remembered with much affection by the Sikh community and Punjabi people.
In June 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered an attack on armed Sikh militants holed up in the Golden Temple. Over 500 people were killed in the ensuing firefight, and Sikhs around the world were outraged at the desecration of their holiest site. Four months after the attack, Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards, leading to a massacre followed in which thousands of Sikhs lost their lives.
The Sikh community refused to allow the central government to repair the damage to the temple, instead undertaking the work themselves. Although most of the damaged been repaired, the incident has not been forgotten. Many people in Amritsar are still keen to explain the Sikh side of the story.
On July 6, 2005, the Sikh temple committee decided to install closed circuit television cameras around the Harmandir Complex, and will likely be adding more security, due to other attacks in India on religious areas.
We love Indian food .Thats what we usually eat .
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The music we usually listen to is PUNJABI.
Punjabi music and songs is estimated to have originated between the 14th and 15th century. Farmers sang songs in their dialect as they worked in the fields.
This Punjabi music and songs kept them going from dawn to dusk. They got popular during festivals especially baisakhi. The music was intriguing and instilled energy and rhythm into the life of its singers.
Punjabi music can be segregated into a variety of music like bhangara, jhumar, luddi, giddha, julli and even more. This vibrant style of music spread into the neighbouring territories. With people migrating the music migrated too. As it was very intimidating to the listener it grew even more popular. In today’s world, Punjabi music and songs have acquired an important place on the international music scene. Music charts are flaming with this Asian culture.
Typical accents and live music enraptures every listener. Punjabi music and songs now shares the podium among popular brands like reggae, rock, etc. In today’s world of mix and blend, Punjabi music is even infused in European song styles. And this new sensation is taking centre stage all over the world. With this Indians should pride themselves that Indian music culture is potent to stimulate the world.
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