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History

The history of Amritsar in the Vedic period was marked by the existence of a number of Sages and Saints and the legend of Ramayana, which considers the area(Ram tirath) to be the venue of Rishi Balmiki’s ashram and the birth place of Lavh and Kush.
The history of Amritsar points out at Greek influence on the region around 326 B.C. when the area came under the control of Alexander. With the defeat of the Greeks, the Mauryas annexed Amritsar, making it a part of their Empire. From the 4th century to the 6th century the history of Amritsar came to be linked with the history of the Gupta Empire. After a short period of rule by the Shahi Dynasty, the area came under the control of Sultan Mahmood of Ghazni.
It was from the 16th Century that the history of Amritsar came to be linked with the Sikh Gurus and their teachings. Sikh Guru Ram Das and his successor Guru Arjan Dev went on to create a temple around a small pool, that had healing powers and thus the name Amritsar. Slowly with people settling around the temple a town grew up. Over the years Amritsar underwent various historical developments and went on to fortified by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The history of Amritsar during India's Freedom Movement is a story of bloody struggles.

Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. Being the gateway for travelers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia it soon became the center of various commercial activities. There are various historical and religious sites . The most famous of them all in the Golden Temple which was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas Ji and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev ji. Another famous religious symbols is Durgiana Temple. It is sacred to the Goddess Durga and is frequented by the devout Hindus. The temple is dedicated to goddess Durga and dates back to 16th century. This Hindu temple also draws its share of visitors.From the demolition of the Golden Temple to the tragedy of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Amritsar has seen the worst of situations and yet emerged like a phoenix through testing times.The Government of India is giving special attention to the development of the infrastructure of Amritsar. Separate budgets have been made to accelerate the growth, development and maintenance of sewage management, roads, water, and a mass system of rapid transport transit. Modern Amritsar is witnessing a paramount growth in the number of high rises, malls, and parks. Amritsar a dazzling showcase of composite culture and secular heritage .It has a proud past .a glorious present and a promising future .This most important city of Majha is a rich repository of spiritual and national heritage, It has been hailed as the home of all virtues’(sifti da ghar).

 

 

 

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Banks in Amritsar

Most of the banks in Amritsar provide Automated teller machine facility for the convenience of the customers. Through the ATM facility the customers can withdraw money 24 hours. Some of the banks also offer credit card and debit card facility. The Banks also provide loan to the agriculturists and landless agricultural laborers who need money. Internet banking is another facility catered by the banks, which has made the whole process of banking very convenient. Some of the banks have introduced core banking which has resulted in the operation of banking process easier all over India.
 

Major Industries

Amritsar holds a place of prominence in the production of woollen fabrics, like worsted, tweeds, blankets, shawls, etc. the district holds a prominent place in the country. Amritsar is famous for the manufacturing of fine pashmina shawls, thick serge, silk goods and carpets. Besides the pashmina work, Amritsar is also engaged in the manufacturing of silk goods. Carpet weaving is another industry, which is very popular in Amritsar.As the city is the seat of the Sikh religion, thousands of pilgrims visit Amritsar every year which was a boost for the various industries.The city is proud to have the second largest Milk plant(Verka) in the country.

 

Major industries in Amritsar

Handicrafts Woolen products like blankets, sweaters, shawls etc.

Textiles - one of the oldest industries in Amritsar.

Paint Rice - Exporters of world famous brands of Basmati rice have their corporate offices in Amritsar.

Machine Tool Fan Dry-Fruits

Tea (next only to Calcutta)

Condiments (leading exporter to the Middle East).

Inlay Furniture Jutties (traditional embroidered shoes).

Cut-Glass Crockery

Phone and Communication

Amritsar is connected to world through very good Landline and Wireless communication network.

There are various land line and Wireless Phone service providers like BSNL,Airtel,Spice,Hutch,Reliance and Vodaphone .Most of the mobile (cell phone) services have good range in all the areas.

Weather Conditions

The weather of Amritsar is very much like the other North Western cities of India. With extreme climatic conditions, weather of Amritsar is marked by very hot summers and freezing cold winters.The summer season, is from the months of April to August, is very hot and dry and the temperature may rise to an extreme of about 43 degree Centigrade or 116 degree Fahrenheit making the weather of Amritsar a sweaty one. During winter that is from the month of November to March the temperature falls considerably. The temperature in the winters falls to 0 degree Centigrade and sometimes even below that. The winter season starts after the rains are over from October and lasts up until March's end. May and June are the hottest months of the year in Amritsar (during which time mercury is known to cross 45 °C).