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Guru Ramdas: Amritsar's Crossroads of Faith and Heritage.



  Oct 30, 2023

Guru Ramdas



Devotees Converge in Amritsar to Celebrate Faith and Heritage

The holy city of Amritsar is currently a hub of spiritual activity, drawing devotees from various religious backgrounds and from all walks of life. This pilgrimage spot is deeply rooted in religious history and traditions that go beyond just one faith.

Guru Ramdas and the Sikh Faith

The birth anniversary of Guru Ramdas, falling on October 30, makes this time especially significant.
Guru Ramdas, originally named Jetha, was the fourth Guru of Sikhs and a profound figure in the Sikh religion. Under his guidance, the city of Amritsar, formerly known as Ramdaspur,
took its form centered around a sacred pond, also known as a 'sarovar'. Guru Ramdas's most significant contribution was the foundation of the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine.
His teachings and hymns, composed in 30 different ragas, are a vital part of the Guru Granth Sahib, the primary scripture of Sikhism.

Valmiki Tirath Sthan

Amritsar also houses the Valmiki Tirath Sthan, another significant place of worship. October 28 marks the birth anniversary of Sage Valmiki,
the celebrated author of the Ramayana. Inaugurated in 2016, the Valmiki Tirath Sthan serves as a monument celebrating the contemporary Valmiki identity.
It is said that Sage Valmiki composed the Ramayana and the Yogavashista here. The site is also significant for its association with Sita, who took refuge under Valmiki and gave birth to her sons, Lava and Kusha, in his care.

Intersection of Faiths

Amritsar serves as a focal point where multiple religious paths converge. From the hymns of Guru Ramdas to the tranquil abode of Sage Valmiki, the city offers a unique blend of spiritual heritage that attracts devotees from around the globe.


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