1979 Meditating at the Golden Temple, Harmandir Sahib
I guess by the tall turban and posture that this is a picture of Mataji SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
Call me psycho but i still feel golden temple looked more beautiful before 1984 than after. The karsewaks have done something which is missing from past. Though their sewa is by no means less but would’ve been good if they kept some historic things intact.
Maybe i’m clinging to past??? Tough question
This is getting interesting now. Bring out whole albums you’ve got. Let the fun never stop!
It makes me cry. It makes me want to go back. Why makes this place touch my heart everytime? I can not understand, because i know He is everywhere!
I went to India and Amritsar in 2000, as soon as we(my wife and our two children) stepped in from main gate in parikarma, we cried for long time before we could even move. Let's not forget that Darbar Sahib has gone through all kinds of situations, i.e. invasion of abdali, mass rangar, mahants and current organization have done their parts but one thing will never change, that is if spiritual beings will get a tough of bliss there.
I agree Darbar sahib complex has changed a lot, but the dedication of ordinary Khalsa is never going to change which makes all the difference. The controller will come and go.
Try something new when you go there next time, do Japji Sahib or Sukhmani Sahib upstairs when the Kirtan is being done inside. I can bet you my life, that you won't be able to stop your tears and that's what makes Darbar Sahib the ultimate site of utlimate bliss. R.S.B.
i don’t know why but the Harimandir Sahib looks so spiritually uplifting there…
how has it been changed ever since?
i agree with bhupinder singh ji, something is missing now, what?
ohhhh,thanks Gurumustak.it’s such a wonderful scene.As this came on the screen i don’t know my eyes filled with water.”Waheguru jee” do this little Kirpa on me that i could come there soon with my family.
that’s right Writers,something missing there is our “Shardha”which is diminishing day by day.Life has become so busy now a days that even when we go there we don’t have that much time that we can sit down and do “Simran” for atleast half an hour.But if you’re lucky enough to get a chance to go in the Gurudwara first thing in the morning and stay there for the whole “Panj Bannia Da Path”.ohhhh….. i cann’t explain you all in words the feelings one can experience.All i can say this would be the life time acheivement thing.then you guys can see that there is no difference what was before and what’s it today.Only the people are changed and the time has changed and our SHARDHA and faith.
Picture postcard kind of pic. Very beautifully set and taken.
I was just refering the parikarma and buildings around it. As soon as kirtan fills your mind through ears you forget everything basically. I can understand how innumerable have cried visiting such place.
The love pouring out of gurbani is just so immense that everyone finds home at gurughar.
(vismaad) Just amazing!!
sat nam….this is so beautiful
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First time I went I could visualise everything I read in books, the invasions, wars, 1984. It was extremely moving.
People since 1984 have turned a place of Spiritual power into a commercial entity, a ritualistic place of pilgrimage, etc.
Maybe I am wrong, but that photo looks so peaceful.
Only Waheguru can save us all.
No offence intended.
Btw what camera was MataJi using?
Since 1984 things have gotten more commericalised. I dread to thing one day Darbar Sahib will lose its spiritual significence and power for the Sikhs.
Sri Akal Tahkt Sahib, was the political supreme authority of the Sikhs now it has hardly no power and looks like a over decorated like a hindu godess with 4 arms from the outside.
If you look at the pictures of Akal Takht pre 1984 and now you can see the humbleness and simplistic design of the one the Indian army destoryed in operation blue star.
Darbar sahib (Golden Temple) should not be allowed to become another tourist destination like it seems to have become….It should be place for peace, harmony, spiritual development and connection.
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