The Harmindar Sahib ( Har or Hari meaning God and Mandir meaning house of) is a sight of true enchanting
beauty. The glistening Harmindar stands in the midst of a square tank of holy water or amrit.
Each side is about 150 meters long, with avery wide parkarma or circumambu - lation all the way round. There are four doorways into the complex letting the whole world know that this is a place open to all from the four corners of the world.
In the precinct there is Ber Baba Buddha ji. This is a tree (beri) that Baba Buddha Ji used to sit under whilst supervising the construction of the Darbar Sahib.
Ber Baba Buddha Ji, is an oldjujube tree standing in the parikrama or circumambulatory terrace along the northern bank of the sacred pool. It is here that the celebrated Baba Buddha, entrusted with the supervision of the digging of the tank, used to sit with his piles of digging tools and implements and other materials used for bricklining the sarovar and later for the construction of the Harimandar. A marble platform now surrounds the tree trunk.
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RGatward (20050) 2005-06-25 3:47
Very original shot of the place. Maybe just a little too much tree, (not sure), but a brave origianl idea. Added to theme.
Luan (12971) 2005-06-25 3:58
Very nice composition Harpreet, I like the way you have included this trunk in the foreground, it make a diagonal letting appear this beautiful place and temple.
KellEy (1237) 2005-08-18 10:45
Very creative shot! I like your note too.
Just a touch to the left to get the tops of the building and a touch of saturation to give it some punch.
Thanks for sharing this very interesting place!
nivas37 (662) 2006-03-11 11:49
Good pic Harpreet. I too thought at first that there was too much of tree, but I must mention that getting the entire temple with the pond with the tree was a rather good mix. Good original idea.
ajinder (37) 2006-12-10 12:32
nicely composed shot with strong
- Copyright: Harpreet Rooprai (rooprai) (56)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Original view of a famous landmark [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-25 3:39