Golden Temple, Amritsar India - This Sikh Temple is covered in gold and looks like it is floating in the middle of a lake. It's beautiful when the sunset reflects off the gold. I had the amazing opportunity to visit with a Sikh friend who explained everything to me!
The Kara is originally a bracelet made of iron or steel and was first given by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Sikh Master, in 1699 as one of the 5 K's of the Sikhs - a powerful protection and radiant symbol for the one who wears it. A circle with no beginning and no end, the Kara represents man’s unbreakable relationship with the eternal creator and the Infinity. The steel or iron is a reminder of the strength of the bond which unites us together and ultimately to the Divine.
India - Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the Sikh temple. New Delhi, India The Sikh religion began at the end of the 15th century. The Muslims clashed with Hinduism and Guru Nanak (1469-1539) saw the brutality of the Mughals. His teachings centered around equality and reconciliation between Hindus and Muslims.
The following of Sikhism revolves around a monotheistic god called Ik Onkar the religion originated in the 15th century CE, the religion only has 23 million followers and is one of the smaller religions of the modern day. Sikh religion revolves around a god but they do not believe that humans are Ik Onkar’s creation, (not divine incarnation). They also reject the philosophy of the social caste system and praise life and equality.