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Golden Temple
Golden Temple

Golden Temple

by Parm Bakhshish Singh

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Language

English

Publisher

Punjabi University

ISBN

8173805695 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 254

Binding

Hardcover

Parm Bakhshish Singh

Author: Parm Bakhshish Singh
Devinder Kumar Verma/
Publisher: Punjabi University
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 254
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173805695

Description

This volume highlights the variegated aspects of the Golden Temple - its Tlan vital and history, as also the literature and folklore of the Sikh people.

Sri Harimandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, is a living symbol of the spiritual sovereignty of the divine. The plan of Sri Harimandir Sahib, the abode of God, was conceived by Sri Guru Arjun Dev, the fifth prophet of Sikhism. The object of Sri Guru Arjun Dev in planning the structure of the Golden Temple in the middle of the Amrit Sarovar was to provide a spiritual centre of Sikh Religion.

The present structure of the Golden Temple is result of strenuous efforts undertaken at different times by different persons. Credit for rebuilding of the temple goes to Sikh Sardars of Misl period and particularly to Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia who raised the exquisite building on the site where the original former was demolished by Ahmad Shah Durrani. Maharaja Ranjit Singh, his son Maharaja Kharak Singh and his grandson Kanwar Nao Nihal Singh added to the beauty with exquisite work in gold.

This volume includes number of research papers and articles by the leading authorities pertaining to the subject. The articles throw light on different aspects of this holy shrine, i.e.. historical, aesthetic, spiritual, artistic, architectural et. These articles attempt to visualize the glory and magnificence of this abode of God.

Contents

Preface

CHAPTER 1
The Golden Lotus of Amritsar

CHAPTER 2
Harmandir : An Inspiring Force of the Sikh Struggle for Independence
(1721 - 1767)

CHAPTER 3
Personality, Motivation and Achievements of Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with special Reference to his contributions to the Golden Temple

CHAPTER 4
Sain Mian Mir, Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and Darbar Sahib

CHAPTER 5
Harmandir Sahib during the Misal Period

CHAPTER 6
The Golden Temple

CHAPTER 7
Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Dedication to Harmandir Sahib

CHAPTER 8
Darbar Sahib Amritsar and Maharaja Ranjit Singh

CHAPTER 9
Harmandir : Its Genesis as the Gurdwara Institution

CHAPTER 10
The Harmandir Sahib-in Historical perspective

CHAPTER 11
Harmandir and Around : A Morphological Study

CHAPTER 12
British Efforts to Gain Control of the Golden Temple, 1844-63

CHAPTER 13
Shri Harmandir Sahib in the European Travel Literature : Early 19th Century

CHAPTER 14
Harmandir Sahib : Tank-Temple Complex in Bengal Writings

CHAPTER 15
Handle with great care : "British Actions Towards the Sikhs and the Golden Temple in the Last Half of the 19th Century"

CHAPTER 16
A Critique of Ian J. Kerr's Study of British Relations with the Golden Temple, 1849-90

CHAPTER 17
The Jalau in the Golden Temple

CHAPTER 18
The Harmandir and Maharaja Ranjit Singh

CHAPTER 19
Golden Temple Symbol of Piety and Heroism

CHAPTER 20
Granth Sahib in Harmandir

CHAPTER 21
Establishment of the Golden Temple as Envisaged in Guru Ki Bani

CHAPTER 22
Darbar Sahib-The Focal Point of the Sikh Faith

CHAPTER 23
The Golden Temple : Its Theo-political Status

CHAPTER 24
Where Spiritual Ambrosia Flows : Explicating the Spirit and Form of the Golden Temple

CHAPTER 25
Guru Nanak, Hinduism and Islam

CHAPTER 26
The City of Golden Temple According to Guru Arjan

CHAPTER 27
The House of Nanak and Its Relevance to Modern Times

CHAPTER 28
The Concept of Sangat and Pangat

CHAPTER 29
Holiness of Harmandir Sahib

CHAPTER 30
Art and Architecture of the Golden Temple

CHAPTER 31
The Glorious Architect of Harmandir

CHAPTER 32
The Golden Temple : A Synthesis of Styles

CHAPTER 33
The Golden Temple : A Spiritual Marvel in Architecture

CHAPTER 34
Darshani Gate and its Portals (The Golden Temple Amritsar)

CHAPTER 35
Select Chronology of Harmandir Sahib

CHAPTER 36
Select Bibliography of Harmandir Sahib

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