Sikh Warriors of Gold

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 … Continued

The Golden Hours of Amritsar

Sunset and sunrise cast a dramatic light on the mundane and not-so mundane. Nature’s golden sky or a riot of colors glowing from man-made lights often shape our perception and emotional response to the world around us. The same thing … Continued

A Meal to Remember (Complements of the Sikh)

Hunger and inequality breed many societal problems. Each culture and religion confronts these issue in different ways, but Sikh altruism resolves to address these issues through a full belly (yours). At the Golden Temple (and other Sikh temples) a kitchen … Continued

Blessed by 750 Golden Kilos

Honey-soaked sun rays burnish the burly men with bushy beards and stout bellies as they walk amidst the temple’s golden glow, its 750 kilograms of gold shimmering like a terrestrial sun. As the Sikh religion’s holiest site, Harmandir Sahib (Temple … Continued