Photographer's Note

Hello Dear friends,

This is my second post of Golden Temple, Amritsar in the state of Punjab.

The legendary Golden Temple is actually just a small part of this huge gurdwara complex, known to Sikhs as Harmandir Sahib. Spiritually, the focus of attention is the tank that surrounds the gleaming central shrine the Amrit Sarovar, from which Amritsar takes its name, excavated by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, in 1577. Ringed by a marble walkway, the tank is said to have healing powers, and pilgrims come from across the world to bathe in its sacred waters.

In the gleaming inner sanctum of Golden Temple, priests and musicians keep up a continuous chant from the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book), adding to the already intense atmosphere. Given the never-ending beeline of devotees, you will likely get a few minutes within the sanctum before you are gently urged to exit and make way for other devotees. Entry and exit are both via the causeway.

The Guru Granth Sahib is installed in the temple every morning and returned at night to the Akal Takhat, the temporal seat of the Khalsa brotherhood. The ceremony takes place at 5am and 9.30pm in winter, and 4am and 10.30pm in summer.

I shoot it when Guru Granth Sahib returned at night to the Akal Takhat surrounded by devotees. This was a wonderful moment.

with best wishes to all,


Exif Data:
Model: NIKON D750
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Exposure Time: 1/40
F-Stop: f/4
ISO Speed Ratings: 1600
Exposure bias -0.7
Date Taken: 2014-01-03 10:21
Metering Mode: Matrix
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 135 kb.

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