Some beautifull secrets in the architecture of *Harmandir sahib*.
1. *Harimandir sahib*
Gold was implanted later on in the years of maharaja ranjit singh, and there after it started being called golden temple.
However from the time of 5th guru since 1800’s it was called – *Harimandir sahib* – the god’s temple.
When we enter *Harimandir sahib* we go downstairs which symbolises if u want to meet god in this life one wud need to live a life of *humility*.
As there are four entry gates to the complex it symbolises for god everyone is welcomed, caste , color, language, wealth are immaterial in his eyes.
4. *Why only one entrance to darbar sahib?*
Only one way to darbar sahib symbolises among the 84 lakh life forms
it is only in this human life that one can meditate upon god.
5. *Why sarovar all around the darbar sahib?*
The shabad explains it:
*Sansaar samundey taar gobindey*
Which means the world is ferocious ocean with life threatening waves of *lust, anger, attachment, greed and ego* which can only be cross overed with guru’s shabad.
The sarovar symbolises the world ocean and darbar sahib-the guru’s shabad.
6. *why darbar sahib is in the center?*
God can not be experienced outwards for that one has to look n search the inside. And once the experince comes one becomes centered.
7. *politics and spirituality*
In front of darbar sahib there is another gurudwara in the parikarma itself called *shri akal takht sahib* set up by 6th guru as the political headquarter of sikhs of that time.
The architecture is such that you can always see harimandir sahib from the window of akal takht sahib bur you can not see akal takht sahib at all from harimandir sahib.
Which means if you are into politics your one eye should always be on guru’s shabad.
But if you are meditating upon god politica has no place what so ever.