DIWALI! Golden Temple The foundation stone of Golden Temple Harimandir Sahib Ji – was laid on Diwali in 1577AD. Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji was released from Gwalior fort where he was kept imprisoned. Along with him 52 kings were granted freedom. This was on Diwali in 1619 AD. This day is known as Bandi Chhor Diwas. Sikhs gather at Golden Temple to celebrate Diwali. Look how many people are sitting on the Prakarma! Golden Temple is beautifully decorated with the strings of light and everybody lights up the candles. There is also display of FIREWORKS!!