For WE Sikhs: Words are insufficient for the description.
Construction start date : 1588 Completion date : 1601
For others interested in knowing about this holy pilgrimage :
The Harmandir Sahib popularly known as the Golden Temple (informal name), is the most sacred and holiest shrine of Sikhism (the holy-of-holies of Sikhism). The official name of the Temple is: Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ) which means literally (Harmandir Sahib meaning: The Abode of God).
It is located in Amritsar (meaning: Pool of the Nectar of Immortality), the holiest city in Sikhism, in the state of Punjab, India.
The upper storey is gold plated, crowned with a dome (the Golden Dome) shaped like an inverted lotus. It is said to be glided with 100 kg of pure gold.
Sikh devotees, for whom the Temple is a symbol of infinite freedom and spiritual independence, come to the Temple from all over the world to enjoy its environs and offer their prayers.