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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Golden Temple


The Sunday Story: Echoes in a walled city

September 26, 2021 12:39 pm

Amid the recent political upheaval in Punjab, The Sunday Express travels to Amritsar, the state’s political, religious and cultural hub, and sees the slow slipping away of an older city. What it is being replaced with, no one is really sure.

New Punjab Governor visits memorial, Golden Temple

September 02, 2021 5:34 am

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) welcomed the Governor and honoured him with siropas and a miniature of Sri Darbar Sahib. 

SGPC members, Sikh activists again clash over tunnel-like structures excavated near Golden Temple

August 05, 2021 12:16 am

No one was injured in the incident, though some blows were exchanged, sources said.

Underground structure near Golden Temple has ex-clergy kin, SGPC divided

July 31, 2021 8:32 am

Although reluctant initially to stop construction work at the site, the SGPC later relented and sought the opinion of experts about the structure that had been discovered.

Clash over tunnel-like structures excavated near Golden Temple

July 16, 2021 5:56 am

Volunteers were digging up the site when two structures that resembled tunnels, made of Nanakshahi bricks, were discovered. Despite the objection of some heritage activists, who wanted the structures to be examined, SGPC didn’t stop work.

Explained: What led to the 1955 police action at the Golden Temple?

July 08, 2021 2:18 pm

Around 8,000 volunteers were arrested in the first week of July. Around 12,000 volunteers were arrested in agitation to lift ban on Punjabi Suba Slogan.

BJP’s RP Singh wades into row over Golden Temple replica

June 23, 2021 9:45 am

The replica being built by South Delhi Municipal Corporation was dismantled by members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee after they found it was against the tenets of Sikhism.

Golden Temple replica at Punjabi Bagh park removed, Sirsa says against Sikhism

June 22, 2021 8:39 am

Spread over 8.5 acres, the Bharat Darshan Park has replicas of 17 popular monuments from across the country including Mysore Palace, Charminar and Khajuraho Temple.

SGPC appeals to Golden Temple devotees to wear masks, but says won’t enforce rule

April 02, 2021 10:04 pm

The appeal from SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur came after her meeting with officials of the Amritsar administration, including DC Gurpreet Singh Khaira, IGP Sukhchain Singh Gill, SDM Vikas Hira.

Pak delegation visit Golden Temple: ‘Take-away is to follow course of peace and learn to coexist’

March 26, 2021 9:46 am

Before that, they paid obeisance at the Golden Temple and listened to Gurbani Kirtan for some time. SGPC officials accompanied them.


Operation Blue Star's 37th anniversary: Security stepped up at Golden Temple

June 06, 2021 11:25 am

Operation Bluestar was a military action ordered by then PM Indira Gandhi to flush out Sikh militants holed up in Harmandir Sahib Complex (Golden Temple) in Amritsar. It is said that nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed during the operation.

Festivities, prayers mark Gurpurab in Punjab

November 06, 2014 10:07 pm

A Sikh priest sits behind the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book) as a 'jalao', a show of Sikhism's symbolic items, is displayed inside their holiest shrine inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Clash inside Golden Temple premises on Bluestar anniversary

June 06, 2014 4:31 pm

A clash broke out during an event on the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar inside Golden temple premises.