Amritsar is an attractive destination for tourists and is famous for Golden Temple. Being a city of many splendors holy versions, it also has historical Hindu temples. These temples have their own story to tell. We take immense pride to explain about beauty & importance of these popular temples in this article.
Below mentioned are the famous historical temples belong to the Hindu religion in Amritsar
Durgiana Temple is located in the Goal Bagh area of Amritsar. It is also popularly known as Laxmi Narayan Mandir. The architecture of the Temple & Dome looks somewhat similar to Golden Temple. It is mainly known for Goddess Durga. People worship Goddess Durga here. It is also popularly known for Goddess Lakshmi & Vishnu are also worshiped here. The dome of the Temple is illuminated with colorful lights & a layer of Gold. The Tree of Berry present on the backside of the temple remains green throughout the year. It is believed that if you worship this tree, your all wishes will come true and all sins will be cured. People offer flowers and turmeric paste there.
Mata Lal Devi Temple
Mata Lal Devi Mandir is a pilgrimage for Hindus. It is the most visited Temple by people belonging to the Hindu religion. It is located at Rani Ka Bagh, Amritsar. It was constructed in the memory of Mata Lal Devi. Her elders stated that when Mata Lal Devi crossed her childhood period, she used to lock herself in a room for meditation. And used to keep herself locked for weeks. She was living a very simple life and held many ‘Kirtan’ & ‘Jagran’ throughout her life.
Kirtan and Jagran are still being celebrated every month in the current temple premises. The current temple is known by the name of Lal Bhawan. Temple remains crowded during these celebrations. The replica of ‘Gufa Vaishno Devi’ was established in the temple, which is the point of attraction for visitors.
Ram Tirath Temple
Ram Tirath Temple is the birthplace of Lava & Kusha. Lava & Kusha were sons of Lord Ramachandra. It is an ancient Valmiki Pilgrimage and is directly connected to the Saint Maharishi Valmiki. History says Maharishi Valmiki gave shelter to Sita (Wife of Rama) in this Ashram. Goddess Sita gave birth to twins Lava & Kusha in this place. Saint Valmiki composed Ramayana at this place only.
There is an ancient tank on the side of this temple. It was dug by Lord Hanuman for Goddess Sita. Sita used to take bath in this tank. A small hut, where Saint Valmiki lived is still there in this temple. Women lighten the lamps fed with Ghee and float them on the water of the tank with the help of leaf. The activity is called ‘Tulla Tairna’ which they consider to please Lord Rama & wash off the sins.
Shivala Bhaiyan Mandir
This famous Shiva Temple is located in the Tilak Nagar area of Amritsar. Shivala Bhaiyan Mandir is worth visiting for its divine energy. It is the most visited temple by devotees belong to the Hindu religion. This temple was built by two real brothers of Uttar Pradesh, who were the biggest devotees of Lord Shiva. Hence the name derived ‘Bhaiyan da Shivala’ or ‘Shivala Bhaiyan Mandir’. The temple is crowded during Shivratri day and most people visit on Mondays. Shivala Mandir has a very soothing & calm environment with driving ahead force & motivation.
ISKCON Temple is very popular in Amritsar for its beautiful décor & religious vibes. It is located in the Laxmansar area of Amritsar. Beautiful idols of Lord Radha & Krishna are placed in the center. Daily prayers & clean surroundings influence people to come and meditate on the name of God and chant. This temple is normally less crowded as compare to others.
Prachin Shani Dev Temple
Shani Dev Mandir is one of the famous Hindu Temple in Amritsar. It is located just outside the Golden Temple complex. People in India believe in Deeds and it is believed that Lord Shani is a powerful ‘God of Justice’ who decides our results depending upon our Good or Bad actions throughout life. Some people also believe that in order to live a smooth and easy life, it is important to please Lord Shani. So they visit this temple and offer prayers to Lord Shani. In order to please Shani, they offer a piece of black cloth along with sesame seeds dipped in mustard oil, which is believed to be liked by Lord Shani.
Hanuman Mandir is located very close to the North of Durgiana Temple. It is reachable by a walk through the narrow way. The temple has very ‘rare’ statues of Lord Hanuman & Lord Shiva placed in the center. Devotees come & seek the blessings of Hanuman for a Child. A big Banyan tree is there in a complex where a childless couple ties a thread and wishes for progeny – especially a male child.
The recitation of Ramayan goes on throughout all nine days of Navratri. People vow to bring their kid to the temple once their wish is fulfilled. On the last day of Navratri, parents untie a thread once their wish is fulfilled.