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24. A Sikh deep in meditation at the Golden Temple, Amritsar  
   

The Golden Temple 24. A Sikh deep in meditation at the Golden Temple, Amritsar

The Golden Temple

December 16th 2009
Day 533: Monday 14th December - The Golden Temple and the Ministry of silly walks We have arrived in the Punjab, the area which spans from Central Pakistan to North-Western India. The Indian state of Punjab is dominated by the Sikh population, who form 70% of the state’s population. In India as a whole, Sikhs are only 2% of the population. Hindu’s form the majority with over 80%, Muslims ac ... read more
Asia » India » Punjab » Amritsar

Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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