Amritsar, historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in north-western India which is the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district - located in the Majha region of the Indian state of Punjab.
According to the 2011 census, the population of Amritsar was 1,132,761 and it is the second most populous city of Punjab. It is one of ten Municipal Corporations in the state and Karamjit Singh Rintu is the current mayor of the city. The city is situated 217 km northwest of state capital Chandigarh and 455 km northwest of New Delhi, the national capital. It is near Pakistan, with the Wagah Border being only 28 km away. The closest major city is Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan, located 50 km to the west.
Amritsar was founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das.
Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Darbar Sahib, informally referred to as the Golden Temple, is a Gurdwara located in Amritsar. It is one of the most revered spiritual sites of Sikhism.The construction of Harmandir Sahib is intended to build a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to worship God equally.
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