A Question of Appearances: Obama Will Bypass Sikh Temple On Visit to India

October 19, 2010

Author: Lydia Polgreen

Source: The New York Times


The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it was no surprise when the gold-plated marvel was promoted as the likely third stop on President Obama’s visit to India, scheduled for early November.