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Durgiana Temple

Situated outside the Lohgarh Gate, Durgiana temple alias Durgiana Tirath or Sitla Mandir is the 6th century Hindu temple closely resembles the nearby Golden Temple of Sikhs. Besides the main deity goddess Durga, the temple is dedicated to Laxmi ( Goddess of wealth) and Narayan ( Preserver of Universe ) and is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. The interior of the temple is exquisitely adorned with paintings of goddess Durga in her various incarnations. The idols of Shri Laxmi Narayan, Radha and Krishan, Sita and Ram can also be seen inside the temple.

The foundation stone of this temple was laid by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, the greatest reformer and political leader of resurgent India. The temple stands amidst a tank, has a dome illuminated with colorful glittering lights. Larger part of the temple is gold plated. One of the peculiarity of Durgiana temple is that it does not follow the typical temple architecture of ancient times. A Sarovar (water tank) was constructed in 1905 by Shri Ram Nasen of Lahore and a bridge measuring 250 feet in length and 18 and half feet in width was constructed in 1921 to reach the major shrine. All major festivals like Dussehra , Janamashtmi, Ram Navami and Diwali are celebrated here with much pomp. A unique custom associated with this temple is that those parents whose desired for a son is fulfilled, dressed their son as languor on the occasion of Dussehra festival.


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