Shiv Mandir, Jalandhar

Shiv Mandir, Jalandhar

Punjab, Jalandhar

Shrine: Lord Shiva

Located at Gur Mandi adjacent to the mosque of Imam Nasar, the Shiv Mandir is one of the most ancient temples of the Jalandhar region. It exhibits an amalgamation of Hindu-Muslim architecture, representing the tolerance between the two religions. The shrine dates back to the Lodhi era and was built by a Nawab who ruled Jalandhar.

Origin: Built by a Nawab of Lodhi dynasty.

Legend

The legend behind this temple says that once a Nawab who ruled the area fell in love with a Hindu married woman. She refused his advances and was saved from the Nawab's clutches by a serpent. A huge devotee of Lord Shiva, she believed that the Lord had sent his serpent to save her. The Nawab, repenting his mistake, decided to build a temple for Lord Shiva honouring the women's devotion.

Architecture

The temple displays a blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture. The front gate is built in classic Muslim style of architecture, while the rest of the complex in Hindu style. The shrines have white and red etched pyramid shaped shikharas. The presiding deity of the shrine is Lord Shiva. The image of the serpent is also worshipped.

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Darsan Info

Temple timings : 6.00 AM to 9.00 PM

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

Culture

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.

Language Spoken: Punjabi

Location and Contact

Gate No: 6, Garha Rd, Near Gate No: 6, Shiv Mandir Bus stand, Jawahar Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab 144001

Ways to Reach

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.

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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

Pooja Timing

Temple timings : 6.00 AM to 9.00 PM

Festivals

March - Shivrathri





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Jalandhar
  • Nearby Airport

  • Amritsar
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Jalandhar
  • Taxi Stand

  • Yes

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