Sikh Shrines in India
The concept of Sangat has special importance in the Sikh philosophy. In practice this means a sitting-together of right-thinking people who normally assemble to remember God. A Gurdwara is a place where such a congregation can be held in the pr4esence of Guru Granth Sahib, the scared Sikh scripture which contains compositions of Sikh Gurus and other saints. Most important Sikh shrines or Gurudwaras are those which are associated with the lives of Sikh Gurus. The pilgrims visit these Gurdwaras in large numbers and a message of love, peace, devotion to God, social justice, religious tolerance and universal brotherhood of man is being preached day in and day out. They are also great centers of Sikh culture. A significant feature of Indian culture is its capacity to absorb different trends, blend them into composite whole and to maintain unity in diversity. The Sikh movement is a great landmark in the religious history and has made a deep impact on Indian society. This book gives an informative account of the important Sikh Gurdwaras including historical details, architectural style, available amenities for pilgrims and tourists.