The Harmandir Sahib, more popularly known as the
Golden Temple, is a renowned Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar,
Punjab. The monument, which is encrusted in gold and hence it's name,
witnesses many Sikhs making pilgrimage to the sacred site, including
several Bollywood personalities. With such a prominent basis in many
lives, the beautiful shrine has also played an influential role in a few
Bollywood movies. During the week of Guru Nanak Jyanti, BollyCurry
brings to you scenes shot by the famous Golden Temple.
One of the biggest examples of when the Golden Temple helped focus the plot is the Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
the romantic flick, there is a scene in which the female protagonist,
Taani (played by then debutante Anushka Sharma), visits the holy place
with her husband Suri (Shah Rukh Khan) to seek blessings for a dance
competition the taking place the next day. It is therein, at the
residence of this divine place, where Taani finally understands and sees
God in Suri and subsequently decides to stick by her loyal husband.
Likewise, Aamir Khan's Rang De Basanti
showcases the religious environment in a scene by the Golden Temple.
This famous monument stands as another example where the main
protagonist visits the religious site to pray, seek blessing and pay for
his obeisance. Daljit, played by Aamir, attends the holy shrine with
his mother and friends to pay their respects.
beauty, it's serenity, the feeling of complete calm and peace; the
Golden Temple has very little to compare to it. As we sign off, do you
know of other movies which features this divine shrine? Perhaps you've
visited the sacred ground? Let us know below and we'll see you next time!
Writer: Komal P.
Editor(s): Fariha L. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Komal P.