Guru Ram Das Ji chose the site for the Harimandir Sahib, the Golden Temple, where a pool of healing waters had been for thousands of years known to Yogis, holy men and healers. This location was acknowledged by Guru Ram Das as THE most sacred place on the planet. Guru Arjun Dev Ji designed the Golden Temple and directed its construction in the center of this healing tank.
The city of Amritsar, meaning “nectar tank”, grew up around the Golden Temple, which continues to be the most sacred shrine of the Sikh people and one of the most vital energy centers for the planet. Bathing in the Nectar Tank of the Golden Temple with devotion is said to help wash off all transgressions and illnesses.
Recite this shabad 11 times a day to bring countless blessings and to connect with the powerful energy of the Golden Temple and Guru Ram Das.
dditte sabhe thaav nahee tudh jehiaa ||
badhoh purakhi bidhaatai taa(n) too sohiaa ||
I have seen all places, but none can compare to You.
The Primal Lord, the Architect of Destiny, has established You; So He has glorified You.
vasadhee saghan apaar anoop raamadhaas pur ||
harihaa(n) naanak kasamal jaahi naaeiaai raamadhaas sar ||10||
I the Unparalleled Supreme Beauty of Ram Das Puri.
Says Nanak: One’s sins are washed away. O Lord! By bathing in the Nectar Tank of Guru Raam Daas. ||10||
Listen to a musical recording of this Shabad by Snatam Kaur Khalsa: