Devi Talab Mandir, Jalandhar
Located in the heart of Jalandhar city, is one of the 51 Shaktipeetas dedicated to the divinity of Goddess Durga. The old structure of the temple, which is believed to be more than 200 years has been renovated into a new shrine for the Goddess. The temple, during the earlier centuries, is believed to have been invaded by foreign rulers, destroying its architecture. There is also a Kali temple where the Goddess is worshipped as Tripurmalini.
When Lord Shiva's wrath at the death of his wife Sati manifested as the Tandava which would destroy the Universe, Lord Vishnu's Sudarshan chakra cut her corpse into pieces which scattered around the subcontinent. It is at Kali Mandir inside the premises of the Devi Talab temple, the right breast of the Devi is believed to have fallen.
Devi Talab Mandir is the most prominent place in Jalandhar City and is magnificent and vast structure. The pyramidal shikhara of grabha griha is covered with plates of gold. The temple has an old tank, which is considered sacred by the devotees. Located in the centre of the pond is the temple of Mother Goddess Durga. Goddess Kali temple and Sun temple are also situated in the premises. The temple has a structure resembling the Amarnath Cave...View more
temple in Jammu and Kashmir.Pic Courtesy : www.devitalabmandir.com
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
Jalandhar is the oldest city in Punjab and one of the oldest in the country. The whole of Punjab and the area of present Jalandhar District was part of the Indus Valley Civilization. Jalandhar has many important places of worship including Gurudwaras and temples. Jalandhar is famous for its sports industries and a huge percentage of cricket equipment production of India happens here.
Tanda Road, Jalandhar, Punjab 144001
By air - The Amritsar airport is the nearest airport to Jalandhar. This airport is at a distance of nearly 94 kms. It is an international airport with regular flights from major Indian and international cities.
By rail - The Jalandhar railway station lies on the Amritsar-Delhi railway line. This railway station is well connected with various major cities of India.
By road - Jalandhar is well connected by road and has frequent buses connecting it to all major cities of the north.
The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the deities
Musical renditions and Pravachans(religious discourse) form a major part of the rituals here
This mandir is famous for the Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan held every year in the month of December.