Durgiana Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Sitla Mandir

Durgiana Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Sitla Mandir

Punjab, Amritsar

Shrine: Goddess Durga

Near the Lohgarh gate, in Amritsar, in the Indian state of Punjab set around a sarovar or lake known as Durgiana, stands the shrine of the same name dedicated to Goddess Durga.The original temple is believed to have existed since 16th century. However, the present shrine was constructed by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor. The foundation stone of the temple was laid down by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1924 on Ganga Dashmi day. The temple follows the architectural style of the famous Golden Temple. It is also known as the silver temple.

Origin: The foundation stone of the present temple was laid down by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1924.

Legend

The original temple is believed to have existed since 16th century. It is believed that Sita devi used to perform puja to Goddess Durga in the premises of this shrine, during her last years in the ashram of Maharishi Valmiki. It is also the site where her sons, Luv and Kush spent their early childhood years.

Architecture

Durgiana temple is built along the lines of the architectural style of Golden temple. The temple is in the middle of a sacred lake and the gilded dome is similar to that of Golden temple. The approach to the temple is through a bridge. It is built in marble and has exquisite silver doors. The presiding deity is Goddess Durga. Idols of Goddess Laksmi and Vishnu are also worshipped. There are also smaller shrines like the Bara Hanuman Mandir, SHitla devi Mandir and Sat Narain Mandir in the premises.

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Darsan Info

Temple timings :                                            
March to October - 5:30 AM to 10.00 PM
November to February - 6.00 PM to 9:30 PM

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing.

Culture

Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion.  The city is known for its rich cuisine and culture, and for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919 under British Rule.  It is near Pakistan, with the Wagah Border being only 28 km

Language Spoken: Punjabi

Location and Contact

Hathi Gate, Goal Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab 143001

Contact Number : +91 1832550800

Ways to Reach

Amritsar is a major city of Punjab and is well connected to other parts of the country by road, rail and air. The temple is situated very close to railway station and about 1.5 kms from the bust station.

Addition Info

  • The temple offers night shelter to the pilgrims at the "Shrimati Dhanwant Kaur Dharamshala" built within the temple premise.
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Climate

Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 22.5oC 37oC 34.6oC 26.6oC
Min-Temparture 7oC 20oC 25oC 9.3oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the deities.

Special Rituals

Arti is performed five times a day.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings :                                            
March to October - 5:30 AM to 10.00 PM
November to February - 6.00 PM to 9:30 PM

Regular Offerings

Flowers and garlands

Festivals

April -  Ram Navami
August - Janmashtami
October - Dusserah
November -  Diwali





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Amritsar
  • Nearby Airport

  • Amritsar
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Amritsar
  • Taxi Stand

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