Golden Temple - Sikh Architecture

Sikh Architecture – Golden temple Complex, Amritsar

sikh architecture - golden templeSikh Architecture is an amalgamation of religious architecture of the buildings of the faith and traditional Indo-Sarsenic style. It includes all the buildings serving the devotional, ritualistic and religious functions of the Sikh Community. We can spot any Sikh temple from distance by seeing a flag mast (Nishan Sahib) which is draped in yellow or blue with triangular flag with the Sikh insignia fluttering in the breeze. Its dome is different from domes of mosques or Hindu temples, so are its arches, balconies, columns, interiors and general layout.

Golden Temple or Shri Harmandir Sahib (The abode of God) or Sri Darbar Sahib locatedd in the holy city of Amritsar, Punajb-India is the biggest and the most sacred place considered in the Sikh religion. It presents a different prospect to the Sikh Architecture in many sense. Golden Temple as known as “Darbar Sahib” presents Sikh Architecture at its very best.

Here is a presentation (Golden Temple Complex.pptx) detailing out every aspect of Golden Temple Complex.

Contributed by : Ar. Avneet Singh


Guneet Singh Khurana
Ar. Guneet Singh Khurana is a visionary architect, author and currently working in Design Arch as Principal Architect. He holds B.Arch degree from Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His creative approach and interest in designing inspired him to pursue future in architecture. He has an extensive experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He is the founder of (a resource portal dedicated to providing information and knowledge to the growing community of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning). He is recipient of the PAFE Award for excellence in the field of Environment friendly architecture and University Scholarship for excellence in academics.


  • July 25, 2011

    Henry Johnson

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  • February 10, 2013

    Very good initiative by you to spread the knowledge and make the sources easily accessible for others.


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