I reached Amritsar yesterday morning by bus from Patiala and this was the first time I ever traveled in bus, to top it up all by myself. It was a different and an amazing experience. Met my grandmother, my aunt and everyone. The main purpose of mine coming here was visiting the Golden Temple known as Dardar Sahib and Harmandir Sahib. It was built by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun, in the 16th Century. The Harmandir Sahib literally means The Temple of God. The fourth guru of Sikhism, Guru Ram Das, excavated a tank in 1577 CE which subsequently became known as Amritsar meaning “Pool of the Nectar of Immortality”, giving its name to the city that grew around it.
My another reason of coming to this beautiful city of God was to do seva which refers to “selfless service” work or service performed without any thought of reward or personal benefit. And I did, cleaning the water drinking glasses and wiping the floor. It was an overwhelming feeling. After which I went and ate the langar which is served 24 hours a day.
Today I went again and took a bath in holy water in the Sarovar which is the large lake surrounding the Gurdwara. Another amazing experience and a wonderful feeling.
This trip has been a nice trip after all and I realized that I do enjoy my company. Tomorrow morning will leave for Patiala again and will stay there for couple of more days before my journey comes to an end.