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Golden Temple


Amritsar: Today, SGPC to install Ghadar leaders’ photos at Golden Temple

January 11, 2020 4:14 am

“January 11 is the martyrdom day of Mewa Singh Lopoke, who was hanged in Canada for his fight for immigrants’ rights. He was also connected to Ghadar Party revolution. Pictures of revolutionaries will be installed at Golden Temple on the same day,” said Gurvinder Singh of Ghadar Memorial Society.

Explained: Why, despite no rule, women are not allowed kirtan sewa at Golden Temple

November 15, 2019 4:40 pm

The Indian Express explains how this gender-based discrimination came into being despite no such rule, written or otherwise, being mentioned in ‘Rehat Maryada’ (code of conduct) of Sikhism

Punjab: House resolves to allow Sikh women to perform kirtan at Golden Temple

November 08, 2019 3:46 am

The resolution, which was was endorsed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) members, was passed by the Assembly passed by voice vote.

SAD leaders in Amritsar, Akhand Path from today

December 08, 2018 9:26 am

The party was in power from 2007-2010 in Punjab and the Badal family faces allegations of direct and indirect role in incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib.

SGPC booklets by ex-chief blast same-sex marriages, women wearing jeans, skirts

April 05, 2018 7:24 am

Former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar has written a booklet on the subject of same-sex marriages, which is also available at the SGPC stall outside the Golden Temple. Some 50,000 copies of even this booklet have been published since March 2017.

Please remove GST on langar at Golden Temple: Congress MP urges PM Narendra Modi

March 23, 2018 11:23 am

Congress MP's appeal came after the Punjab government decided to waive its share of the GST imposed on purchases made for langar (community kitchen) at the Golden Temple.

Nanhi Chhaan Foundation quits volunteer service of maintaining Galiara around Golden Temple

March 18, 2018 8:57 am

Now, the Punjab Urban Development Authority(PUDA) is looking out for a new NGO to assign the job.

New report calls for probe into UK role in Operation Blue Star

November 01, 2017 12:07 pm

The report claims that the then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, had sent an SAS officer to advise Indian Army ahead of the operation at the Sikh shrine in June 1984 and "demonstrated Britain's complete support for a military solution".

A day in the life of Golden Temple Langar: Free for all

November 04, 2017 8:35 am

: Around 80,000 devotees, 65 quintals of flour, 16 quintals of pulses, 14 quintals of rice, 7 quintals of ghee daily. What lies behind SGPC’s claim that GST is pinching its Rs 1,106-crore budget

Why the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee thinks GST is an unfair burden

July 27, 2017 1:16 am

The most expensive commodity that the Golden Temple kitchen purchases is desi ghee — around Rs 4 lakh worth of desi ghee is used in the kitchen every day. At the rate of 12%, the GST on ghee alone will work out to Rs 1.75 crore, the SGPC has calculated.


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.