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Annual Meeting of Instructional Course in Spine
"Tumors and Minimally Invasive Spine surgery"

August 09th – 11th, 2018 | Hotel Radisson Blu, Amritsar, Punjab, India

AMRITSAR


AMRITSAR

Journey through the eyes of an Ambrasariya

"It’s not often that getting out of bed at the crack of dawn is something much of us look forward to, but this is one sunrise you’ll be glad you woke up for. In under two minutes, the sky transforms from a pretty, light pink and winter's milk to a blend of fiery and fervent yellow and orange. It bathes the Golden Temple in brilliant hues, and you understand what attracts millions of people to this shrine."- Lotus Planet

Golden Temple, a place of great beauty and sublime peacefulness. For some, it’s a chance to pay homage, but, for others, it’s an opportunity to enter a bubble of powerful vibes. It is a unique coevolution of intricate articulate styles. Beginning early in the morning and lasting until long past sunset, beautiful hymns are chanted to the exquisite accompaniment of flutes, drums, and stringed instruments. Echoing across the serene lake, this enchantingly beautiful music induces a delicate yet powerful state of trance.

After paying your obeisance, it's time to enjoy Guru Ka Langar. At the langar, food is served to all visitors regardless of faith or background. A ceremony that is the most realistic desciption of equality, where everyone can eat together as equals.

This is a place that holds the magic to enthrall you, rhythm to calm your mind and vibes to enrich your soul.

The area around the Temple has a façade made of sandstone grills, ample plantations and Punjab-heritage related sculptures in red sand stone. The stones designed and layed to enhance the already exorbitant shrine.

Ideal for a weekend getaway, this Punjabi city offers tremendous insight into events that took place during the Partition. History textbooks come alive when you see the eye-catching white sculpture on the road to the Golden Temple outside Jallianwala Bagh. This memorial to the martyrs, who jumped into a well to escape the British firing, is a skin-crawling reminder of the massacre that happened here. You can also witness the bullet holes still engraved in the walls within the Bagh, the feeling of utter distortion still resonates within the walls of the ground. A venture to get a sense of all that we have ever learnt and heard about the soul shattering massacre.

For a more poignant understanding of the Partition, head to the brand-new Partition Museum, located in the heart of the city. You can read heartwarming letters between friends who were separated by the Partition, and watch footage of wrinkled faces recalling their tales of beginning again This place has the touch of lost and found love, an insight in lives of people who fell victim to the historical atrocities but never lost hope and won the battle againt misfortune.

The other must watch site is the Gobindgarh Fort, a historic fort located in the center of the city of Amritsar in the Indian state of Punjab. The Fort has been developed as a unique live museum, as a repository of Punjab’s history. Numerous attractions have been added to make Qila Gobindgarh a live museum alongwith exhibitions of Sikh martial history as well as the treasury of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.The extravagant evening shows held in the Fort is a beautiful amalagamation of our ethnic culture and values.

"The world’s most spectacular border ceremony takes place every day before dusk at Wagah,” Frank Jacobs wrote in The New York Times. “Roughly halfway between Lahore in Pakistan and Amritsar in India, Wagah is where the Grand Trunk Road intersects with the so-called Radcliffe Line, dividing the Punjabi town between the two countries.”. The apparent intent of the synchronized ceremony exposes the mutual resemblance between both sides. The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags. It is called the Beating Retreat border ceremony on the international level. The ceremonial theatrics would give you the memory that you shall recall and cherish your whole life.

From melt in mouth Chicken tikka's to cream laden, extra large tumblers of yogurt lassi, this place is an Indian food lover's dream destination.

Amritsar or Ambarsar, as we call it, is more than a city, it is a surreal collaboration of religious values and patriotic indulgence. An emotion that is engraved in our souls, a feeling we want to share with everyone who visits this historical land.

By an Ambrasariya Girl:
Medhavi.A