AMRITSAR, or Umritsar, a city and district of British India, in the Lahore division of the Punjab.
Amritsar is chiefly notable as the centre of the Sikh religion and the site of the Golden Temple, the chief worshipping place of the Sikhs.
The population of the nearest big city was growing.
Amritsar is famous for its carpet-weaving industry.
Amritsar district is a nearly level plain, with a very slight slope from east to west.
He founded, however, the golden temple of Amritsar in A.D.
Guru Arjan, who was in charge of the great Sikh temple at Amritsar, received copious offerings and became a man of wealth and influence, while the sixth guru became a military leader, and was frequently at warfare with the Mogul authorities.
At the present day the stronghold of Sikhism still remains the great Phulkian states of-, Patiala, Nabha and Jind and the surrounding districts of Ludhiana, Lahore, Amritsar, Jullundur and Gujranwala.
The Bari Doab canal, which irrigates the Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Lahore districts, has been enlarged and extended so as to double its irrigation since it was projected in 1877-1878.
Subsequently he attacked and annexed Amritsar in 1802, thus becoming master of the two Sikh capitals.