Location of Durgiana Mandir
This mandir is exactly located outside the Lohgarh Gate in Amritsar, Punjab. It is situated at the site of a small lake known as Durgiana.
History of Durgiana Mandir
It is believed that the original temple was constructed in the 16th century. It was reconstructed in the year 1921 by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor in the architectural style of the Sikh Golden Temple. The newly constructed temple was inaugurated by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, one of the greatest reformers and political leaders of resurgent India.
Attractions of Durgiana Mandir
The temple is known for its architecture. It is built in the middle of a sacred lake and can be approached via bridge. The temple in no way echoes the traditional temple architecture of India. The temple is built using marble stone. Designed same as the Golden Temple, the Durgiana Mandir rises in a similar manner from the midst of a tank and consists of canopies and a central dome. The dome is gilded and is illuminated with colourful lights. The temple features a rich collection of Hindu scriptures. Owing to its large exquisitely designed silver doors, the temple is sometimes called Silver temple. The temple complex also comprises of temples such as Sita Mata and Bara Hanuman. The other deities deified and worshipped here are Goddess Laksmi (goddess of wealth) and Vishnu (the protector of the world).
The other attractions of this temple are the various festivals celebrated here with great grandeur and pomp. Some of the major Hindu festivals celebrated here are Dussehra, Janmashtami, Rama Navami, and Diwali.
Connectivity to Durgiana Mandir
Amritsar is well linked by railway, airway and roadway with the rest of the country. The nearest railhead is Amritsar Railway station and there are direct rail links to Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. The closest airport is Raja Sansi International Airport. In terms of road link, the National Highway No. 1 (India) connects Delhi to Amritsar.