Sitara Niwas Hotel
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... knife stuck in them. Once we had gone round all the way, and avoided getting our feet burnt on the hot floor, we joined the huge queue to go inside the Harbindir Sahib (Golden Temple). It took about 20 minutes to finally get inside and it was a little daunting in the queue as so many people stopped and starred at us, more so the girls. The temple itself is quite small and there was a service going on (throughout the day) so we had to walk through and have a quick look. There ...
... coating its outside and inside with a huge number of beautiful pictures with precious-stones providing the colour.
We scrambled to the top of the temple where we were afforded a great view of the whole temple complex and saw the huge number of pilgrims quietly going about their business.
After the visit to the temple we headed to the temple dining rooms (Guru-Ka-Langar). All visitors to the temple can receive free food and drinks. This results in an ...
... our way back to the car, and the car made its way back to the Golden Temple, where we paid the driver and went back to the hotel. Just time for a rest before it was back to the temple with our guy. As we went he explained that every member of his family visited the temple every single day, as do all devout Sikhs. And most days he also does voluntary work there, anything from washing up in the kitchen to sweeping the paths. He also tells us that he only has a limited time he ...
... I knew. As a minister I
often think I know what is going on in spiritual places. I let go of
that. Letting go of what you thought you knew leaves space to learn
something you don't know. It seems funny to say now but I felt,
"life's longing to know more".
The Sikh Golden Temple is one of the more spiritual places we have visited.
... close the road off when the train is supposed to come. And, of course all drivers cram their cars up as close as they can get to the front. It’s a nerve wracking free for all when the gate is lifted. Our group was in two vans, Alex and mine being the second. The van in front of us was hit by a truck. Dented the right rear quarter panel. So, we had to pull over, police officers came, filed a report.........took about 30 minutes more. Then ...