Every night a ceremony is held in the Golden Temple in Amritsar (also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib), the holiest Sikh temple.
It is called “sukhasan“, it consists in bringing back the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikh, from the Sanctum (golden pavilion) to its resting place (Akal Takht).
Priest and devotees line the way between the two places and watch the palanquin being brought from the resting place to the pavilion and the Guru Granth Sahib return.
It starts at 9h45 and last 30 minutes; the place is really packed and it is very difficult to have a clear view of what is going on.
On the way back a blue Hindu temple (“Saturday temple”) can be found, this small place sees many devotees, Sikh and Hindu alike.
The area around the Golden Temple is very lively at night, with a lot of food stalls and people walking around.
(All shots Leica M262 and Summicron 28 or 50)
I will make a summary pape about our travel in Punjab; more information on Sikhism can be found on http://www.sikhiwiki.org/