Durgiana Devi temple is an ancient temple located in Amritsar in the state of Punjab. Dedicated to all powerful Goddess Durga, this temple is sometimes also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan temple. It is situated in the heart of the city. Amritsar is considered a very sacred place as it means 'holy pool of nectar'.
No clear cut history is known about the built of this temple. It is believed to be constructed by the king Harsai Mal Kapoor in the year 1908. However, there are some legends which tells us about the creation of Goddess Durga. When the evil rakshaMahishasura attacked the mankind, the Lords decided to create someone to destroy the same. A dazzle of lighting came out together from the mouth of the trinity( Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Mahesh) and the three amalgamated to form a beautiful idol of Maadurga. She was blessed with various special weapons enfolded in her 10 hands. MaaDurga killed the evil Mahishasur and since then has been worshipped as the destroyer of evil.
Durgiana Devi Temple in Punjab is of significant importance since it contains two forms of MaaDurga. One is the actual form which is worshipped as the destroyer of all evil things. The second is the Laxmi Narayan form which is worshipped as the Goddess of wealth and fortune. Since the two are present in the same temple, it holds high religious importance. All the more, the water that surrounds the temple is also considered very holy and is believed to cure various kinds of physical diseases.
One of the unique facts about the Durgiana Devi Temple in Punjab is its architecture. The temple is built on the lines of the famous Golden temple and is considered a miniature version of the same. People who are unable to visit the Golden temple can get a view of this temple which is almost the replica of the manifesto.
Durgiana Devi Temple in Punjab is a spot of religious importance for the Sikhs. Hence, various kinds of gatherings like Langar and birthdays of the Sikh gurus are celebrated here on very large scale.
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Guided Temple tour Duration 1-2hours, available throughout the day