Religion in Amritsar
Amritsar is one of the major cities of the state of Punjab. It occupies a place of eminence in the state because it has gained importance both for commercial and religious purposes Sikhism is the main religion in Amritsar. The city of Amritsar is where people belonging to different caste, community, creed, and religion live in harmony. People following different religion like Sikhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Islam, Christians etc . Among these religions, three are widely followed in the region namely Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam. Major portion of the population of Amritsar follow Sikhism. The city is a pilgrimage center for Sikhs, who frequent the place to visit the Sri Harmander Sahib or the Golden Temple. Sikh as well as Hinduism is the 2nd major religion in Amritsar There are a number of places of worship of Hindus in the city namely Durgiana Temple, Mata Mandir, Ram Thirth etc.
A person who follows the religion of Sikhism is known as a Sikh and who follow the religion of Hinduism is called as Hindu . Guru Nanak Dev ji was the founder of the Sikh Religion The three basic requirements of the lifestyle of Sikh are Wand kay Shako, Naam Japo and Kirat Karni . Huge number of people follows Sikh religion and they can be found all over the world . As per previous record In amritsar there are 63.60 % Sikh ,34 % Hindu ,2% Muslim ,0.16 % Jain etc .