Durgiana Mandir

By Sanjeev Nayyar [email protected] | 2012

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The Durgiana Temple complex was built in the 16th century, is dedicated to Ma Durga and is very similar to the Golden Temple. The temple was constructed by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor. U see close up of Durgiana temple.

Temple entrance and walk way to main temple. Note image of Ganesha on top of pic. It is also called Lakshmi Narayan Temple. The temple is about 15 minutes from the Golden Temple in a cycle rickshaw.

Like Golden Temple this Mandir too has a sarovar or holy pond on all sides. Doing a parikrama or circumbulation round the temple is done before darshan. Amritsar, earlier name Ramdaspur, is particularly important as it is believed that the Luv-Kush along with their mother Mata Sita spent their early childhood in the ashram of Bhagwan Maharishi Valmiki ji here.

Mandir in evening. Fountains on 4 sides make it very scenic.

A view of the temple from other side, note temple reflection in water. The temple is situated outside Lohgarh Gate.

This pic gives you a view of the entrance and walk way to temple. Temple is very clean and quiet.

Temple fully lit. A unique custom associated with this temple is that those parents whose desire for a son is fulfilled, dress their son as a languor on the occasion of Dussehra.

Morning Aarti in temple, reach about 8.30am.

Holy pond has lots of fish you see some.

A side view of the temple. To read more about the temple Click here.