Golden Temple in Amritsar

Amritsar has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme under the Government of India. Positioned 455 km northwest of the national capital and 217 km northwest of the state capital, the city is believed to be the Ashram site of the Ramayana writer, Maharishi Valmiki. The nearby cities, Lahore and Kasur, were believed to be founded by Lava and Kusha. During Ashvamedha Yagna by Lord Rama, they captured the ritual horse and tied Lord Hanuman to a tree near…

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