Photo by @francescolastrucci | A pilgrim admires the splendor of the Golden Temple at twilight. Built in the middle of a rectangular pool of “amrit” (holy water), it is believed to have healing powers and also gives name to the city of Amritsar. Also known as Harmandir Sahib, the temple is the most sacred site in the world for Sikhs. The complex has four entrances oriented according to the four cardinal points to symbolize the belief of the Sikh in equality and to welcome all people regardless of religion or provenance into their holy place to experience one of the most tangibly spiritual places in India. As visitors walk in circles around the marble pavement that surrounds the sacred pool, enchanting music induces a constant yet delicate state of trance. Follow me @francescolastrucci for more places, daily life, and stories from around the world.