6. Guru Arjan Dev Ji Wrote The Adi Granth
While overlooking the construction and renovation of the temple, Guru Arjan Dev Ji also worked on the book ‘Adi Granth’ which is also known as Guru Granth Sahib. Also, all this happened in the span of 5 years.
7. Attack On The Golden Temple By An Afghani General
An Afghani general named Jahan Khan attacked the temple. Martyr Baba Deep Singh Ji defended the temple but it sustained major damage and had to go under a major renovation.
8. Ranjit Singh Sponsored The Renovation
In the year 1830, Maharaja Ranjit Singh who was the founder of Sikh Empire sponsored the renovation of Golden Temple by donating marble and gold plating for the temple.
9. Canal System Installation
In 1835, Pritam Singh undertook the work to supply the Lake with water from the river Ravi through a canal system.
10. Operation Blue Star
Operation Blue Star took place in the first week of June 1984. Moreover, it was a significant moment in India’s political history. Under the orders of the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, the Indian military stormed into the premises of the Golden Temple in Amritsar and drove out the Sikh extremist religious leader, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and also his armed followers.
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