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The task of regilding the domes of Harmandar Sahib was entrusted to the UK-based Guru Nanak Seva JathaDivine glory
By Varinder Walia

"DITHE Sabhe Than Nahin Tudh Jeha" (Of all places that I have seen, none compare with you), wrote Guru Arjan Dev, the Fifth Sikh Guru, on the completion of Harmandar Sahib — the abode of God. These words of the Guru reverberate in the ears when one bows one’s head at Harmandar Sahib (Amritsar). Founded in 1588 A.D., Harmandar Sahib acquired the name of Golden Temple when its upper portion was covered with gold-plated copper sheets during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (in the 1830s) at an approximate cost of Rs 65 lakh.

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