After visiting the Harmandir Sahib, the Akal Takht was our next destination. Our heart was already filled with gratitude for almighty. The Akal Takht gave a thrust to this feeling in a great way. The Akal Takht is located in the same premises, where the Golden Temple and the Harmandir Sahib are located. Within a few minutes we reached the Akal Takht Amritsar. The term Akal Takht literally means 'The Throne of the Timeless' (God). It is one of the five Takhts of Sikhism. Just like Harmandir Sahib stands for spirituality, Akal Takht stands for temporality. It has been the highest seat of the Khalsa group. It was established by the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind. It was a voice against cruelty and dictatorship on the rulers of the 17th-18th century. I got all these interesting information from a tile placed outside Akal Takht. The information was etched on the tile.
Akal Takht, Amritsar | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org
I caught the wonderful sight of Akal Takht in my eyes. The Akal Takht is a five-story monument constructed with marble. It has a gold-leafed dome, which is exactly opposite to the simplicity of
Gurugobind's Akal Takht. The Akal Takht Amritsar has painted walls and some restoration work was also performed here. It was damaged in the Operation Blue Star by Indian army. It was after noon,
at around 3 pm when we visited the Akal Takht.
We were famished, so we decided to eat 'lungar' at the Harmandir Sahib. I ate lungar for the very first time in my life, and I liked it a lot. The taste of the food prepared inside the takht was completely different. I was feeling so relaxed and quenched after visiting these places. Now it was getting late for us and we had to rush to our Hotel Grand because we had to visit some more exciting places the next day. During the night, before going to sleep, I was cherishing and reliving the moments of this trip captured in my camera. This amazing place printed a religious image in my heart and I would definitely love to visit Amritsar again and again.
Lungar at the Harmandir Sahib | Image Resource : sikhiwiki.org