By Varinder Walia
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 ones 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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