Domes of Golden Temple

Domes of Golden Temple

The entire architecture of the Golden Temple (Harmandar Sahib), the apex institution of Sikh faith at Amritsar, is an epitome of universal brotherhood.

 

It’s foundation stone was laid by a spiritual leader (Mian Mir, the follower of Islam) of another faith, signifying that spirituality has no boundaries.

 

It has four gates for entry, signifying that people from all directions and belonging to any faith are welcome.

 

To enter the premises, one needs to take a flight of steps down, signifying the need to give up ones ego.

 

The sanctum sanctorum is in the midst of a water-body, serving to remind the need to live an adaptable life as water takes any shape.

 

The entire architecture is an amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic temple forms, signifying the need to live together.

 

The aerial view of the domes, will reveal the design of a lotus flower. Lotus blooms in a dirty pond, signifying the need to create a unique identity by rising above the day to day worldly issues of life. They present a very harmonious setting.

 

This series of pictures of the domes of the Golden Temple showcase the blend of Hinduism and Islam.One can see in these side views of the dome, the existence of the lotus leaf shaped designs, converging in the centre. In the words of Mulk Rak Anand, in the “Homage to Amritsar”,

 

“The Hindu Kalsa, based on mount Kailash, atop this shrine is a fanciful elaboration of the Islamic dome above the Hindu cubist architecture, inspired by the synthetic Sikh faith.”

 

Architecurally, the dome presents neither exclusively, the Hindu form nor the Muslim one. It shows an evolution of its own, called the synthesis of the two styles.

 

The central dome puts up splendidly sparkling appearance in sunshine. The glittering beauty of the dome has been a subject of absorbing interest for many.

 

A number of smaller domes drawn in a line decorate the parapet and other areas of the premises.

 

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Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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 Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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 Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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 Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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 Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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 Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

Photo : Golden Temple

 Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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 Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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 Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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Domes of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

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11 Comments

  1. Lovely work. Some of the shots are similar to ones I have but there are some which I really like the way you have composed. I am very impressed and excited to see your growth in the art of photography.

  2. Amazing photography, Amardeep. It is a fantastic collection of shots of an iconic building in Sikhi. The composition of the photos, along with the unique angles taken, give the images a strong edge.

  3. Jagmeet Singh Hanspal

    Just marvelous…. As I scroll through your pictures, I wish it never ends. Firstly because its the marvelous Harmandar Sahib, and then, your captures just bring our the ultimate details! Amazing work!

  4. coco singh

    Just AWESOME !

  5. Mohindra Chadha

    Your photographs-Domes of Golden Temple are superb. Your narration matches your photographs! Good luck and fond regards. Chadha uncle.

  6. Jagjit Singh Teji

    Exquisite clarity and sharp pictures.

    Lovely.

  7. GurpreetSinghKhalsa

    Awsome

  8. splendid!I don’t think anybody prior to this captured the spirit of the intricate architecture.Thanks for posting Amardeep!

  9. Ramneek Singh

    I havent seen more beautiful pics of Harmandir Sahib than these. Simply beautiful

  10. Antarpreet Singh

    Ultimate photography sir….Really great efforts.

  11. Wow, these photos are breathtaking. I love them and, even more importantly, the facts. They were very insightful.

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