The construction of the Temple witnessed scenes of unique voluntary services offered by the Sikhs. Their selfless, sincere and hard labour was duly acknowledged by the Guru. Simultaneously with the construction of the Temple, plans were made to expand and develop the town. New markets were opened and trade was encouraged. In due course, people from different walks of life, as also from different caste-groups, settled there. They were encouraged to make it their permanent home. This saw the city grow in population in no time. The inhabitants and traders of Lahore, however, could not reconcile with the rapid growth of the town. They feared loss of property and ware during the rainy season as the city was planned around a pond in a low-lying area. Their forebodings alarmed the business community at Amritsar. They approached the Guru and expressed their fears and discussed the matter with him. The Guru assured them that there was no danger to their life or property. On the contrary, he prophesied a bright future for them and the town. We have in the holy scripture a hymn by Guru Arjan Dev, embodying his vision of the town:
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