The Golden Temple of the Sikh religion is made of masonry, marble, wood, gold, copper and ivory. It is also inlaid with glass and valuable jewels. The temple is in the city of Amritsar in northern India, sharing a border with Pakistan.Know More
The temple has an estimated 1,653 pounds in gilding on the dome, which is in the form of a lotus leaf. A lake with fish that keeps the water clean surrounds the temple. Inside the temple is a sacred pool of water, the Amrit Sarovar or Pool of Nectar, after which Amritsar is named.
The Golden Temple is called Harmandir Sahib in the Punjabi language and is the holiest shrine for Sikhs. Construction began in 1574 and was completed in 1601. It was sacked in the 1760s and rebuilt.Learn more about Religion
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As opposed to other Christian faiths, the United Methodist Church assigns a pastor through a process where the Bishop of the area is ultimately responsible for assigning pastors to their churches; the appointments are made at the Annual Conference held in June by the district superintendent after consultation with the church's Staff-Parish Relations Committee and the Pastor. The process was created at the onset of the church by its founder, John Wesley, so that every church had a pastor and every pastor had a church.Full Answer >
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The Golden Temple started being built in 1589, and was completed in 1601. The temple is known by several names in Sikhism including "Sri Harmandir Sahib," which means "Temple of God."Full Answer >