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The Golden Temple 2023

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Visiting a temple adorned in gold and embraced by the beauty of a pond may sound like a fantasy, but for us, the students of Shiv Nadar School, Gurugram, it became a reality. We had the unique opportunity to visit the iconic Golden Temple in Amritsar and fulfill this fantasy.

The Golden Temple was initially built in 1604 by Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru. Unfortunately, in the 1760s, the temple faced destruction after it was repeatedly sacked by the Afgan invaders. It was eventually rebuilt in marble and copper and was covered with gold foil during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1801-39).

The revered Golden Temple is said to have transformed the lives of many. Beyond its significance as a place of devotion for the Sikhs, the temple’s beauty and serenity has the power to rejuvenate all who visit. Whether rich or poor, all individuals are treated equally here. A testament to this spirit of inclusivity is the institution of ‘Guru Ka Langar,’ where free food is generously provided to approximately twenty thousand people every day.

Visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar feels like a magical journey coming to fruition. Upon approaching the main building, as per the ritual, we were asked to remove our shoes and cover our heads with a piece of cloth. All these simple gestures have become a memory that we will cherish for a lifetime. This visit imparted a profound understanding of the true spirit of spirituality in us. We hope that someday, you too get a chance to experience this.

Team Members: Aarav, Baani, Naisha, Namish, Navya, Maanya, Samair, Siyona, Smiti & Uday (Shiv Nadar School, Gurugram).


EdTerra Edventures conducts various other programs for the youth. If you go to school and are under 17 years of age, ask your school to contact us to arrange a visit to your school for an introduction to “Golden Temple” and other journeys under EdTerra’s India Discovery Program.

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Students at the Shiv Nadar School are well-rounded individuals, enjoying academics, sports and the arts, and with high levels of emotional intelligence. Strong communication skills, social warmth, grit, compassion and adaptability are their hallmarks. They are curious and reflective learners, on a journey of self-discovery, but aware of local and global environments. They are confident and comfortable in their own skins. And most of all, they have an attitude of excellence. Such children are the leaders and change-makers of the future. And we, at the Shiv Nadar School, are proud to be their springboard to life.


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