The Sikhs have a reputation throughout India as fierce warriors. The guards at the Golden Temple reinforce this perception. Dressed in yellow tunics and often carrying spears, the guards are scattered throughout the temple grounds and the pilgrims hostel. Colors and symbols hold deep symbolism in Sikh tradition and the guards embody these ideals.
This is the final installment from Amritsar. Stay tuned for more photos from India and soon to be Nepal.