January 9th - The Golden Temple - Amritsar, Punjab, India * Visit the Golden Temple at sunrise or late in the afternoon, when its dazzling domes are illuminated and reflected in the serene lake. The temple is the Sikh religion's holiest shrine, but it welcomes everyone.
The Golden Temple, Amritsar, India. The Golden Temple (informal name in Sikhism), is the most sacred and holiest shrine of Sikhism (the holy-of-holies of Sikhism). The official name of the Temple in Sikhism is: Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ) which means literally (Harmandir Sahib meaning: The Abode of God).