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Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India

Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India

 I often write about social issues, so I thought that in India, where I go out to enjoy food at other companies, it’s more social than food. This is a wonderful social event. India is known for its excellent cuisine, but those who have learned the history of its rich cuisine, which combines a wide variety of dishes with various recipes from all over the world to create something unique to each region. There are few.

You will find a dazzling variety of food with a local twist in various parts of the great country called India. It will surprise you and your taste buds as if you were literally in heaven. So I named this blog the food of India’s heaven to show you from Imphal in the south to Chennai and Bangalore. The video is self-explanatory so I don’t need my comment.

I have tasted food in many countries, but nothing matches the taste and quality of Indian food. Some of them are shown in the video below. It’s not pointless that India is called the country of spices, but what’s amazing is how they use spices to bring out the very unique taste of food, as only the Indian people know. is.

But I start my blog with a visit to the Sikh religion, which makes Amritsar Golden Temple and Amritsar the most sacred city of their very unique religion, not food. Later in the video, reporters will show you the very unique characteristics of Sikhism that anyone of your religion, caste, color, race or ethnicity can welcome to your temple. Year. They don’t stop. Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, Jews, and Sikhs all welcome them, so you’ll see them eating together. This is a very unique feature of their faith. Other beliefs have a lot to learn about the tolerance of other beliefs. Their temple is called Gurdwaras and Amritsar is the most important of them.

Most people outside India are about the Sikh religion, and how it originated hundreds of years ago, what are its main characteristics, why Sikhs wear turbans, Do not cut hair or shave. Some Sikhs living in the United States were mistakenly identified as Muslims and attacked by ignorant people who had never heard of their great religion.

Here in the Philippines, Sikhs are misunderstood and stereo is typed as Indian. They are Indians, but they have some joint tensions and quarrels due to the misunderstandings caused by the enthusiastic enthusiasm I write here, but they are India where all religions in the world thrive and coexist. Unlike other people.

Simply put, some to leave India, where they had evacuated to the Golden Temple of Amritsar from trying to mobilize all Sikhs by armed rebellion, to form their own country, called Khalistan. There was a movement by the radical Sikhs. Indian troops surrounded the temple and killed all the militants after a lengthy shootout, but the temple was also damaged by the battle. This hurt the sentiment of some Sikhs in the army, who tried to reach Amritsar to provide military aid to the rebels but were stopped. Her distressed Sikhs, who were the bodyguards of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, assassinated her in New Delhi as she ordered an attack on their temples in Amritsar. Later the temple was thoroughly repaired.

Birth of Sikhism in India: 

Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world, with an estimated 20 to 30 million seeks worldwide. There are approximately 500,000 Sikhs in the United States and the United Kingdom each. There are five things you need to know about faith. The Sikh Bible “The Guru Granth Sahib” teaches that there is one God, men and women are essentially good and equal before God. And the way to approach God is to help our fellow humans. Sikhism was founded in 1469 by Grunanak in the Punjab region of India. From the 16th to the 17th centuries, Guru Nanak and his nine successors formed the core of his belief in religion.

Sikhism developed during an era of religious persecution. Two of the Seek gurus – Guru Arjan (1563-1605) and Guru Teg Bahadur (1621-1675) – were tortured by Mugar rulers after refusing to convert to Islam. I was executed. The persecution of Sikhs triggered the establishment of Khalsa as an order to protect conscience and religious freedom as well as the qualities of “Sant-Sipāhī” – a saint soldier. Khalsa was founded by the last seek guru, Guru Gobind Singh.

All Sikhs must believe in the Five Ks (Kirpan, Kachcha, Kesh, Kara, Kanghi). That is, they must always have a dagger or a small knife (Kirpan).

Do not cut or shave (Kesh) your hair, wear a steel or silver bracelet (Kara), or comb your hair (Kanghi). They are forbidden to drink alcohol, cut their hair, have sexual relations with Muslims, commit affairs, eat halal meat, and become priests.

The Muslims who invaded India centuries ago had the ideology that Hindus should be forced or forced to accept Islam. Certain groups of Hindus who were persecuted and threatened in this way counterattacked and vowed to never give up their faith, so they were armed and defended.

They lived a harsh life, so they grew their hair and beards, learned martial arts to protect themselves and their women, and built a wonderful gold-covered temple in Amritsar. The temple holds an original and sacred Bible called Guru Granth Sahib, which is read daily throughout the year. This reading has not stopped since the temple was built centuries ago.

No matter where you live in the world, visiting a temple at least once in your life is a sacred duty of all Sikhs. No photography is allowed inside the temple, so you won’t be able to see stunning and breathtaking views from the inside, but it’s awe-inspiring to see the site itself in the video. ..

Sikhs, who were Hindus before becoming Sikhs, have named them Hindus as a proof of the fact that they have a twist. Jitendra becomes Jatinder and Surendra becomes Surinder because they spell a slightly different name from Hindus to distinguish them from others. They are fierce fighters of the Indian Defense Forces. They work very hard, are sincere, and they are very intelligent and have a very high position in government. One became President of India and the other became the most decorated chief of the Indian Air Force. They are also spread all over the world and can be found in many calm countries.

So I hope you watch this video and learn something about the great Sikh people.

Why are you offering free meals?

Sikhism is a religion that Guru Nanak started in India in the 16th century. Shiku means a disciple, and Guru means a guru. This Guru Ka Langal is a Sikh doctrine that “everyone is equal regardless of religion, caste, color, creed, age, gender or social status”. It is a practice that has been invented for nearly 500 years. However, it is also known as a place of tragedy. The first tragedy was in 1919 during the period of British rule. Indians who opposed the enactment of the “Rowlatt Act”, which allows arrest without a warrant and imprisonment without a trial, gathered in the square beside the Golden Temple to protest. British troops fired at those unarmed to show off, resulting in a catastrophe that killed more than 400 people. The other is in 1984, when a Sikh militant rebel movement against then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi took place. A violent clash causes troops to rush into the Golden Temple, killing hundreds of people (Operation Blue Star). Later, Indira Gandhi is assassinated for blaspheming Sikhism. Punjab’s radical rebel activists are still active today, with Sikhs clashing at a memorial ceremony celebrating its 30th anniversary. Despite being at the mercy of such history, meals were provided free of charge.

Operation Blue Star – Amritsar India

Indira Gandhi launched a military operation in June 1984 in Amritsar, India, referred to as Operation Blue Star. It was meant to clear the armed Khalistan terrorists and Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from the complex surrounding the Harminder Sahib Sikh temple. But the ramifications of this operation were long-lasting. In fact, the Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, was assassinated by Khalistani terrorists just two years later.

Operation Blue Star Amritsar

The Army had no idea that a battalion of Rajputs could be so effective in battle. But the battle proved to be a herculean task for the battalion. The Rajputs defeated the enemy, taking a massive amount of ammunition and arms. The Rajput battalion was later given the MVC, and three of its officers were decorated with VrCs.

The 3de bataljon was in charge of the Barmer sector, where they engaged in infanterietactics, capturing 33 doden and advancing through the Vijandelijk gebied of Bairi and Laisar Kalan. The Achste Bataljon fought in Butur Dograndi, where they killed two hoge officieren. Lt. Col. Onkar Singh, the jongste kapitein of the batallion, fought with HS Rautela in the Akhnur-Jaurian sector.

The army has been involved in counter-insurgency operations since India’s independence, and they’ve even participated in war games in neighboring countries like Afghanistan. The Indian Army has long been engaged in counter-insurgency exercises, and the newest weapons and air assets were put to use in this summer’s exercise. But why the army is conducting such a huge military exercise in Amritsar, India is uncertain, but it appears to have been prompted by the attack in December on the parliament building.

The 17e and 18e bataljon were awarded the Theatereer ‘Kargil’, the GOC-in-C Northern Command’s Unit Appreciation, and the Sena-medailles for outstanding performance. In the end, the 10e battaljon lost 49 men, seven of them slageer. They also received the Vir Chakra, a special kenmerk, and six Mention-in-Depatches.

Khalistan Movement

The Khalistan Movement was a separatist movement led by Sikhs in India. Its goal was to establish a separate state, known as Khalistan, in the Punjab region. It rose to its peak in the 1970s and 1980s. Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a Sikh religious extremist, laid the foundation for the demand in 1982. By mid-83, support for the creation of Khalistan had gathered momentum.

In response to this attack, the Indian government launched Operation Blue Star. The attack was divided into two phases, one was limited to the Golden Temple complex while the other aimed to remove the armed Sikhs from the shrine. The CRPF and BSF killed between eight and ten people in the first phase of the operation. The second phase, Operation Blue Star, occurred on June 10th.

The original movement was started in the 1940s, but became popular during the 1970s. The Damdami Taksal was the leader of the movement and had convinced many to follow Sikh rules. Many people believed that the Damdami Taksal was supporting Khalistan, and Operation Blue Star was designed to remove the Khalistan Movement from the Golden Temple and regain control of the Harmandir Sahib.

The attack on the Amritsar temple was not a random act of violence, but it was the result of coordinated efforts between Sikh militants. During Operation Blue Star, the military’s chief, General Arun Shridhar Vaidya, was assassinated in Pune, with his two fellow Sikh terrorists – Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha – being sentenced to death. Both men were hanged on October 9, 1992.


The Madras Regiment and Kumaon Regiment were in a tight situation when terrorists opened fire on them. The two battalions were mixed up on the steps leading up to the parikrama. Madras Regiment officers had to divide the troops and provide fire support to the other units. They were unable to get the parikrama, so the enemy was able to inflict significant casualties.

The assault on Darshani Deori was a failure. The commandos’ attempt to enter the building was met with a fierce fire. A section of 26 Madras made a third attempt to get inside. The Madras and Garhwal battalions were unable to reach the pavement, and they were engaged by positions on the southern side. As casualties mounted, Lt. Col. Panikker changed his strategy.

The first company of 26 Madras was sent in to pick up the trail of the Kumaonis. As the two forces got mixed up, the Madras was unable to see one another. The Kumaonis and Madrassis were in a tight bind. The first phase of Operation Bluestar began at 10:30 pm. The Kumaonis and Madrassis got confused and fell back, but the Madras had to break through.

After the Madras attack, Brigadier Diwan took over the temple’s affairs. Major-General Diwan used harsher tactics. The armored personnel carriers of the mechanized infantry battalion were called in. Eventually, 136 people were killed and 136 were wounded. During the attack, General Arun Shridhar Vaidya was assassinated. The two Sikhs, Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha, were sentenced to death.

Garhwali battalion

The Garhwali battalion was commanded by Brigadier A.K. Dewan, a veteran of the armoured corps and commanding officer of the 15 Kumaon and 26 Madras regiments. The Garhwalis and Kumaons were primarily responsible for protecting the Golden Temple. The attack took place on September 16, 2011.

In 1984, the Indian Army carried out Operation Blue Star in Amritsar, one of its largest internal security operations. The military action was ordered by Indira Gandhi to restore law and order in the city of Amritsar and flush out religious militants from the Harmandir Sahib complex. While Operation Metal remained confined to the Harmandir Sahib complex, Operation Shop and Operation Woodrose were launched in the countryside of Punjab, where protesting Sikhs carrying kirpan were captured.

Media blackouts

It was thirty years ago that India’s army stormed the Golden Temple in Amritsar to clear the city of Sikh militants. While the operation itself was a bloodless success, the media blackout that followed the event left little room for independent reporting. The central government imposed a media blackout in Amritsar and Punjab, and the printed press and broadcast media carried only selective reports and government sources.

After the attack, the Indian army took 10 days to clear the city, which resulted in the complete media blackout of the region. The government wished to conceal details of the attack from the public, but word spread to villages across Punjab, and even to army bases across India. This caused a massive outpouring of grief among Sikhs and a media blackout. This heightened the level of tensions in the Punjab region.

One Associated Press reporter stayed in Amritsar during the media blackout. He was the first non-government source to report the death toll. In addition to the authorities’ official count, he reported eight to ten men who were shot with their hands tied. The dispatches contained a picture of a soldier standing by a graveyard. It was a striking image of the Indian Army’s power.

Sikh soldiers involved

The operation was praised by state and non-state media. Sikh soldiers were among those killed. Some were injured while in the fighting, and the soldiers tied Sikh men with rifle butts and turbans. Others were shot when they bled. One Sikh soldier, Giana Puran Singh, told the BBC that he and others were used as human shields and were beaten.

The Indian army fought against Sikhs holed up in a tower’s basement. The Sikh soldiers killed by the Indian army were shot dead, including the colonel of the commandos, who had been shot dead by an LMG burst. Initial estimates put the number of casualties at 554; however, Kuldip Nayar cites Rajiv Gandhi as saying that as many as seven hundred Sikh soldiers had been killed. The CBI and the Sikh community are claiming that the number of casualties is much higher than these numbers.

In addition to the attack on Sikh pilgrims, the Indian army destroyed several Sikh relics. They also set fire to the Sikh library, which destroyed a large number of historical manuscripts. The Sikh government claimed that 492 Sikh militants were killed, but Sikh leaders put the figure at over one thousand. The Golden Temple suffered some damage, but it did not suffer any bullets.