A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

In the first week of January  we were in Amritsar in the state of Punjab. We had been longing to see HARMANDIR SAHIB or THE GOLDEN TEMPLE for quite some time. The Golden temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage centres for the Sikhs. In fact, people of all faiths go there. Devotion and service is inherent in every nook and corner of the temple complex. We felt blessed to have been there.

In 1581 Guru Arjan Singh initiated the construction of the Gurudwara. The temple made of bricks was completed in 1589.




Golden Temple – Wikipedia
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The Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib, meaning “abode of God or Darbār Sahib … In 1802, at age 22, he took Amritsar from the Bhangi Sikh misl, paid homage at the Golden Temple and announced that he would renovate and …
State‎: ‎Punjab
Completed‎: ‎1589 (Temple), 1604 (with Adi Gra…

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.


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