Amritsar. The Golden Temple Gateway and Entrance.

Amritsar. The Golden Temple Gateway and Entrance.

ca. 1905
14.00x
9.00cm

A coloured collotype postcard where the golden hues on the stones have been emphasized to add to the splendor of the building. Work started on the Golden Temple in 1574. and in 1601, the temple was finally completed though restoration and further work went on long afterwards. The Golden Temple blends Hindu and Muslim architecture and holds the sacred "Adi Granth," scriptures by the Sikh Gurus. This temple has doors in four directions signifying that everyone, irrespective of caste and creed, is welcome. It was one of the most popular Indian views in early postcards and other imagery.