The HARMANDIR SAHIB or DARBAR SAHIB or informally referred to as GOLDEN TEMPLE is the seat of the sikh religion, situated in the holy city of Amritsar, Punjab. Amritsar literally means "the pool of nectar", the name derived from a pool constructed at the sacred site in the 16th century, gifted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar to Guru Ramdas, the fourth preceptor of the Sikh faith. Guru Arjan Dev ji initiated the construction of the Gurudwara in 1988 and invited Muslim Saint Mian Mir of Lahore to lay the first foundation stone. The construction was completed in 1604 ans installed the Guru Granth Sahib in it. Over 2 lakh people from all religions and walks of life visit it daily and are served food free of cost courtesy the humungous kitchen or langar operated by the volunteers or sevaks.