"The Golden Temple in Amritsar serves as the spiritual center for the world's 20 million Sikhs. 'From Hindus and Muslims have I broken free,' said Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh guru, in the 1590s. The faith holds all people equal in the eyes of God."
—From "India: Fifty Years of Independence," May 1997, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Steve McCurry