Dawn over Sri Harmandi Sahib temple at Amritsar, Punjab, India. The name Amritsar literally means "pool of the nectar of immortality" and derives from the water surrounding the temple where pilgrims bathe their feet before entering. Harmandi Sahib itself means "The Abode of God," and, representing the very core of the Sikh faith, is visited by hundred thousand worshipers daily. The complex is also home to the world's largest free kitchen, which alone feeds one to three hundred thousand people every day. The institution of the free kitchen was founded by Guru Nanak, and in providing sustenance to visitors regardless of religion, age, gender, caste or colour, venerates the Sikh philosophy of openness. The temple's architecture reflects this doctrine also, with not one but four doors open in each direction and facing all humanity. So if visiting India, know that Sri Harmandi Sahib welcomes you, and that our guides can help you visit!
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