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Introduction

The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion. It is situated in the most crowded part of the city surrounded by narrow streets and bylanes and houses from a bygone era. You make your way through the maddening din outside the temple, wash your hands and feet, cover your head and walk on the cold marble steps into the temple compound...and you are transported into a oasis of calm centered around one of the most spectacular shrines in India. As you walk around the perimeter of the tank, you see microcosms of a proud culture and way of life that has stood through the trials and tribulations of time...