Gurdwara means the path of the Guru or the gateway to the Guru. For those who don’t know what a gurdwara is, it simply is a temple of the religious sect of Sikhism. All the gurdwaras have a holy book called “Shri Guru Granth Sahib” which is placed and read to others by the priest called ‘Paathi’. Basically, a place of worship to seek the blessings of the Almighty. Sikhism is one of the biggest religions of the world. Best known for their contribution to the society in social work, especially in case of natural calamities, & food for needy. Sikhism has always proved to be the religion of peace and people.
Away from the superstitions and infinite rituals like other religions, Sikhism is quite simple and clear in nature. There are almost 25.8 million Sikhs around the globe. Globally, there are many gurdwaras established since ages, still growing in numbers. We have listed out the famous gurdwaras of the world known for their architecture and significance.
18. Shri Harmandir Sahib
Shri Harmandir Sahib the abode of God informally known as “Golden Temple” is the most famous Gurdwara of Sikhs. It is situated in the city of Amritsar, where the religion has its origin. No wonders the city is called the ‘Holy City’. The Fifth Guru designed the Golden Temple and upon its construction placed the Adi Granth inside the holy pilgrimage main building. Besides the religious significance, the place is an architectural marvel.