Durgiana Temple Amritsar – Overview & History

Durgiana Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir or Sitla Mandir. It is located in the Central Amritsar, near Lohgarh Gate, Punjab (India). The structure and look of the temple is very similar to Golden Temple. It is located in the tank of water and a bridge connects the way to temple. The Dome is decorated with colourful lights and is a point of attraction. All Hindu festivals are being celebrated in the temple. The major festivals include Janmashtami, Dussehra, Diwali and Ram Navmi.

History

History of Durgiana Temple is connected with Hindu holy place where Goddess Durga deified & worshipped. The saying is that Goddess Lakshmi & Vishnu also deified & worshipped here. The temple was established in 16th century. Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor expanded & renovated it later in 1921. The inauguration of the temple was done by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya.

An old tree of berry is present at the backside of temple, which remains green throughout year. There is a myth that if you worship this tree, your all wishes will come true. There is also a strong belief among devotees that visiting this temple cure all diseases.

Durgiana Temple Image
Durgiana Temple Amritsar (Source: Flickr)

How to reach Durgiana Temple?

As Amritsar is well connected by Road, Rail & Air. One can reach this temple by all the means.

  • By Road: After reaching ISBT Amritsar, You can take Private Taxi / Cab to reach temple. It is 3 kilometres from ISBT Amritsar. Or if you are coming by your own car, you can drive to below address:

Durgiana Temple, Near Lohgarh Gate, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India

  • By Train: After getting off at Amritsar Railway station, you can book a private Taxi / Cab online through your mobile. The distance of Durgiana Temple from Railway Station is 1 kilometre. Click here to book cab online.
  • By Air: After reaching Amritsar Airport, you can book private Taxi / Cab online. Distance between Temple and Airport is 12 Kilometres. Click here to book your Cab now.

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