The most propitious places in state of Punjab are its temples. The temples in Punjab that are located in any area speak about the rich historical culture related to the beliefs of the temple that belongs to a particular area. There are numerous temples from small to big spread in all the cities of state of Punjab.
The city of Amritsar is famous for its old temple that belongs to the sector that has its link to the era of Ramayana and this sector is commonly known as Ram Tirth zone. It is believed that Luv and Kush sons of Lord Rama and Devi Sita were born at this place. The remains of abode of Maharishi Balmiki that was a small hut can still be located at the near by place.
The other temple that is famous in the city of Amritsar that has been inaugurated by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya is the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. This temple has its architecture and structures same as the Gurdwara Golden Temple and also has a holy water tank, awnings and an arena. The temple belongs to the period of 20th century.
The other temple that is as old as an age of 17th century AD is the famous Bhagwathi temple in Khanna that is a small village named Khanna. The history of the origin of this temple is linked to the devotion of Kamalu Bhagat who while his trip to visit the Jawala Mukhi Temple of Kangra to pay his regards to the deity stopped here and later the temple was built here since he was stopped by Bhagwati Mata another Goddess worshipped in Kangra and asked him to construct the temple at the place where it stands in today’s time. So this became the reason for the existence of temple.
Some of the Famous Temples of Punjab are
Ram Tirth, Amritsar
The place has its history linked to the period of Ramayana, that is believed to be the home of Maharishi Balmiki and it is also famous as Ram Tirth in the city of Amritsar. This place is located at a distance of 11 km from Amritsar. The glorious past of this place is that it is the birth place Luv and Kush, sons of Lord Rama and Devi Sita.
The place is considered to be sacred since it has been during the ancient time house of saint Balmiki. The known scripts of Ramayana have been believed to be written on the ashram located here. The remains of the hut of Saint Balmiki can still be located at this place in Ram Tirth.
Devi Sita after delivering Luv and Kush stayed at this place for a long period of time. There is a well that was plowed by Hanuman so that Devi Sita can bathe can still be seen at this place and hence it gives that the confirmation that Devi Sita stayed at this place.
The devotees of Lord Rama and Devi Sita still worship this place to pray their entreaties to the deities. This place is easy to reach since it is located at an easily accessible location.
Durgiana Mandir, Amritsar
The temple that looks very similar to the Golden Temple in its architectural looks is the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar that is dedicated to Goddess Durga. This temple was built in the 16th century and the other name given to the temple is the Lakhsmi Narayan Temple.
The temple was inaugurated by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya who was a known name in the Indian Politics. The temple also has a holy water tank, numerous arenas and dome located in the center and each of the interior in the temple has a unique story linked to its existence.
The temple is located on the outskirts of Lohagarh Gate and the architecture of the temple reminds one of the architecture that is same to Golden temple in Amritsar. The temple is visited by the people of all religions and the temple has an attracting holy water tank in the boundaries of the temple.
The figures of Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Narayana and Lord Ganesha are also worshiped in the temple. The figures in the temple are very eye-catching since they are very pious and look even more vibrant in the divine environment of the temple.
Bhagwathi Mandir, Maisar Khana, Bathinda City
The story that is linked to the existence of Bhagwathi Mandir located in Maisar Khana in the city of Bhatinda is very charismatic. The temple was built by one of the devotee of Deity Bhagwathi Mata. It is a major attraction for the visitor to village Khanna.
The story of the existence of the temple goes back to period of 17th century AD. Saint Kalu Nath and Kamalu Bhagat were on their way to Jawala Mukhi Temple that is located on outskirts of village Khanna took a break at a point where they lighted fire to offer their prayers to Goddess Jwala and as they were going to begun their prayers Goddess Bhagwati came and instructed them to built a temple in their village and visit the temple to offer their prayers as they would do in the temple of Jwalaji.
Shiv Mandir, Gur-Mandi, Jalandhar
The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Gur-Mandi in the city of Jalandhar is one of the oldest temples of the state of Punjab and also depicts about the divine belief of the people of Punjab. Although the state of Punjab has shown the advancement in the field of both the Agriculture and industrial development but still the people of Punjab have their faith in the existence of extreme supreme power. The state of Punjab is rich in its culture, spiritual and conventional beliefs.
The temple that stands in the hectic streets of “Gur-Mandi” is dedicated to Lord Shiva has its architecture very similar architecture to that of few of the ancient buildings in Punjab. The temple is the work of a Muslim Nawab who belonged to the dynasty of Lodhi era and the temple has been built next to a mosque associated to Imam Nasar. The history of the temple is as old as many centuries.
Sodal Mandir, Jalandhar City
The cross edifying stroke of Punjab can be seen by “Sodal Mandir” located in the Jalandhar City that is considered as the ancient temple in the state. The temple is worshipped by people from all the religion with complete devotion. The temple has been devoted to God of child and has its linkage to paranormal and celestial clout.
The story that is linked for the existence of the temple is a mother rebuked her son because of his misbehaved attitude and the son curved himself into snake using his celestial powers. Since then this temple is worshipped to get rid of any prejudice.
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