Devotees visiting Punjab’s Golden Temple will now have free Wi-Fi internet access within the temple complex and its peripheral area.
The service would not be available inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and the marbled area around the water pond, keeping religious ethics in view, Additional Secretary of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Daljit Singh Bedi said here today.
The facility would be available in all nearby routes around the periphery of Golden Temple, besides all the guest-houses run by SGPC for pilgrims in the temple complex. He said wi-fi would also be functional in all the offices of SGPC and related offices of Golden Temple, besides Akal Takht.
Bedi said the free wi-fi facility will be provided by Videocon.
The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Unlike many historical sacred sites, the Golden Temple of Amritsar is still fully alive with religious fervor and sacredness, and visitors are welcomed to join in the experience. Although the building itself has great historical and architectural interest, it is the Golden Temple’s great spiritual meaning for Sikh believers (and others) that is most memorable to visitors.
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Being the gateway for travellers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia it soon became the centre of various commercial activities. With the introduction of wi-fi, the center is expecting a boon in tourism.
Few days back Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, started serving organic food at its daily langar. More than one lakh devotees partake in the service. Langar is the term used for the common kitchen/canteen where food is served in a gurdwara to all visitors (without distinction of background) for free. Only vegetarian food is served, to ensure that all people, regardless of their dietary restrictions, can eat as equals.