nihang singh - sikh guard at the golden temple - amritsar (india)

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Sikh guard at the Golden Temple - Amritsar (India)

This is a Nihang Singh, the descendants of Guru Gobind Singh's army.­

Sikh traditionally allow their hair to grow naturally as a symbol of respect for the perfection of God's creation.­ Their long hair is covered by a turban.­ For more information, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Kesh_­(Sikhism).

The Golden Temple is the most sacred temple for the Sikh religion.­

For more photos of Sikh people and information about the Sikh faith, go to my Sikh photo album.

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India & Himalayas - May-June 2009 The Sikhs (India)
Golden Temple Rd, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab, India