History of Shiv Mandir
Shiv Mandir was constructed during the reign of Lodhi Dynasty in India. The Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi is credited with the birth of this temple. A myth is associated with this temple. It is believed that the Nawab was strongly incited to exercise his lust on a Hindu girl. But what saved the honor of the girl was her ardent devotion to Lord Shiva. The snake of Lord Shiva responded to her devotion and saved her life. The Nawab realized his mistake and was apologetic for his actions. Not only did he apologize, but had also built a temple on her bidding. A mosque called the Masjid Inam Nasar is located opposite to this temple. It is believed that building the temple near the mosque was a deliberate attempt by the Nawab.
Architectural Design of Shiv Mandir
The Shiv Mandir represents a blend of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. This is because a Muslim Nawab had built this temple. The entire structure is adorned using Hindu architecture, except the main gate. The main gate is constructed like the gate of a mosque.
Festivals at Shiv Mandir
This temple is frequented by Shiva’s devotees, but is known to be especially crowded during Shivratri and other Hindu festivals.
The airport in Amritsar is the nearest airport to Jalandhar. Jalandhar is well connected to other major cities in India by railways. Jalandhar City Railway Station on the Delhi Amritsar Railway Line makes Jalandhar easily reachable. Jalandhar is also well connected by roads. Bus services connect Jalandhar to the rest of India. Taxis, rickshaws and rental cars are easily available in the city to reach Shiv Mandir.
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