Golden Temple

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Gold′en Tem′ple


n.
a religious complex in Amritsar, India, holy to Sikhs.
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Her mother Indira Gandhi attacked our holiest place Shri Harmandir Sahib with tanks and mortars" Badal told the media persons.
One can find a large number of Hindu devotees visiting and standing in the queue for hours at the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, Sri Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara at Amritsar in Punjab.
Operation Blue Star' was an Indian military operation which occurred between June 3-8 1984, ordered by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to control over the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs in Amritsar, Punjab, and to arrest Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers from the complex buildings.
On April 13, the holiday of Baisakhi, thousands of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh near the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar.
The holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple in Amritsar and other gurdwaras elsewhere saw religious fervour to mark the occasion.
The city is also home to Sikh's most sacred shrines, the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), and has plenty of historical monuments including Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border and Gobindgarh Fort.
Amritsar (Punjab): If there is one big leveller for people, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender, social status or riches, it is the "langar", or community kitchen, at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib, is located, in this city considered holy by Sikhs.
Margaret Thatcher, then British Prime Minister, was close to the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and reportedly helped her to plan the Indian military action at the Golden Temple in Amritsar between June 1 and 8, 1984, to oust militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale and his followers from the Harmandir Sahib Complex.
"Indian Government is responsible for the June 1984 military invasion of Sri Harmandir Sahib; genocidal violence against Sikhs in November 1984; and decade long extra judicial killing of Sikhs in Punjab," states the resolution read by Himmat Singh, the Coordinator of SCCEC, before a Sikh gathering at a Gurdwara in Richmond Hill, New York, according to the press release.
Later yesterday Khan visited the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib, is located, and offered prayers.
He said: "There is an annual march in remembrance of victims of the Indian Army's attack on Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) in London every year and it was leaflets of this event which the committee have outrageously labelled as extremist propaganda."