Author: Rupinder Khullar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187902035
This is a book about the Golden Temple, its mystical beauty and ageless serenity appearing in the play of light and shade from dawn to dusk and into the moonlight.
On a day of prayer and celebration, Guru Nanak's birthday, photographer Rupinder Khullar spent close to twenty hours at the Golden Temple recording the images that unfolded before his eyes. This book brings together those unforgettable images of thousands of pilgrims gathering to pray at the holiest of Sikh Shrines, of devotion expressed through community service, of processions of the faithful and moments of contemplation beside the Pool of Nectar. Inspiring and moving, the pictures are a testimony to a steadfast faith whose basic tenet is the brotherhood of man and a resilient people who created a Temple open to all with no thought of caste or creed.
In her text, writer Asharani Mathur describes the Golden Temple in the context of its history and the Gurus who shaped and articulated the beliefs that are enshrined here. The text uses authenticated events and reported anecdotes as well as quotations from the Guru Granth Saheb, to bring to life the foundation and sustaining of both the faith and its Temple.