Amritsar is one of the major tourist destinations in India. Located in Punjab, the place is most famous for the Golden Temple. There are some other attractions too that are worth an explore here. Let us take a virtual tour of the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar.
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Durgiana Temples can be called as a Hindu version of the Golden Temple at Amritsar, which is a Sikh shrine. The temple is also called as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Durga Tirath and Sitla Mandir.
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Apart from Goddess Durga who is the principle deity here, the temple also worships Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth), Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu (protector of the world). The temple is built in the middle of a holy lake, and the architecture of the structure resembles that of the famous Golden Temple.
Marble has been used extensively in the temple's features. The dome and canopies of the temple resemble that of Golden Temple. It is interesting to know that the temple is fondly called as Silver Temple for its beautifully engraved silver doors.
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You can see many Hindu scriptures engraved on the interiors of the main temple. The temple complex also has other temples like the Sita Mata Temple and Bara Hanuman Temple. Most of the Hindu festivals like Dussehra, Janmashtami, Diwali and Ram Navami are celebrated here. Every day bhajans are sung by the devotees right after the temple is opened in the morning, and before it is closed in the evening. This temple is a must-visit attraction of Amritsar.
How to Reach Durgiana Temple
Locating Durgiana temple is easy once you reach Amritsar. The temple is located a few yards from the Amritsar Railway Station, and around 1.5km from the bus stand. Here's how you can reach Amritsar.
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Other Places to See in Amritsar
Amritsar has a lot more other attractions for the traveller in you to explore. They include Kaiser Bagh, Wagar Border (to watch the 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony that happens every evening), Bathinda Fort, etc. The city of Amritsar is considered a holy city as it is said that Lord Rama has visited the land. If you're visiting Punjab, this place should be in your itinerary.
Hotels in Amritsar
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Travel this season to the sacred land of Amritsar to experience the harmony of several religions that co-exist here!