Durgiana Temple – Amritsar“>
The Durgiana Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Durga Tirath and Sitla Mandir, Though a Hindu temple, its architecture is similar to the Golden Temple. The temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga, the chief Goddess deified and worshipped here. Idols of Goddess Laksmi (goddess of wealth) and Vishnu (the protector of the world) are also deified here.
The original temple built in the 16th century and rebuilt in 1921 by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor.
Even though Amritsar is not declared a Holy city, restrictions are in force prohibiting sale of tobacco, liquor and meat within a radius of 200 metres.
Built in the middle of a sacred lake, a bridge provides the approach to the temple.
The dome of the temple is gilded. Marble is used extensively in the temple’s features.The temple is sometimes called Silver temple because of its large exquisitely designed silver doors.
It has a rich collection of Hindu scriptures.
The temple complex also has some historic subsidiary temples such as Sita Mata and Bara Hanuman
Posted on 2017-04-09 12:15:22