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).
Tithai too samrath, jithai koee naahi Othai tayree rakh, agnee udar maahi Sun kay jam kay doot, naaee tayrai chhadh jaahi Bhaujal bikham asgaah, gur shabdee paar paahi Jin kau laggi piaaas, amrit sayee khaahi Kal meh ayho pun gun govind gaahi sabhsai no kirpaal samhaalay shaahi shaahi birthaa koee na jaaee ji aavai tudh aahi --Guru Arjun Dev ji