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.
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.
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, SHitl...View more
devi Mandir and Sat Narain Mandir in the premises.Picture Courtesy : commons.wikimedia.org
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing.
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
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.
The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the deities.
Flowers and garlands