Three days in Amritsar is what we had enough time to experience the city, in and around, twice over. My agenda was clear, to spend as much time as possible at the Golden Temple and experience the religious customs, practices, and of course, the vibe of the place, of which I d heard a lot from everyone. It was time for sunset as we walked inside for the evening prayer recital, ardaas. What an amazingly peaceful experience it was!
templeSpend a few hours in Golden Temple, a beautiful holy place in Amritsar
And the way this place is managed is indeed incredible. From people who helped me understand prayer recitals to over a 100,000+ visitors fed every day with unlimited wholesome food and tea the temple management, and their love, makes sure no one in Amritsar goes to sleep hungry.
It s a celebration out there, the celebration of the higher, and without a care of worldly matters. I experienced it all, at sundown when the lights came up, at early morning prayer recitals, in the day when the sun lit up everything golden leaving me blinded, and underneath the rain clouds as I saw the skies turn incandescent. But there s a lot more to Amritsar, as we found out the next day.