16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Protector

The Golden Temple, Sri Harimandir Sahib is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, disregarding religion,sex or skin tone can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without fear. I went there early in the morning, the barefooted Sikh guards with a spear and turban were fascinating for me, projecting courage and respect. No wonder, Sikhs are famed warriors and take such pride in serving in the Indian army.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Amritsar, India
Camera: ILCE-7S
Copyright: © Tihomir Trichkov