Sikhs' Golden Temple Renamed

March 7, 2005

Source: The Times of India/Press Trust of India

On March 7, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The Sikhs' holiest shrine will henceforth be referred to not as the popular description Golden Temple but as Harimandar Sahib. 'Golden Temple is a British name and will no more be acceptable to SGPC,' SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur said. She said the SGPC was issuing circulars and letters to all historic Sikh organisations and gurudwaras across the world to use Harimandar Sahib instead of Golden Temple. Kaur said in future all printing material, letterheads of SGPC, the word Golden Temple will strictly be omitted."