Friday, May 9, 2014

Durgiyana temple, Amritsar- Punjab

Durgiyana temple, a Hindu temple modelled like Harminder Sahib  was constructed in 1908.   It is also surrounded by a holy lake and the temple is known Durga Mata temple or Lakshmi Narayan temple as it houses both deities. The temple seen across the bridge is Lakshmi Narayan temple.  There are 2 more shrines inside  for Ram and Krishna . They are seen in their Durbar.
Ma Durga temple  with Bara Hanuman and Siva temple are  situated on the right side of this Golden temple . Maa Durga temple is about 700 years old. There are many deities inside this temple.
The temple is about 2 -3 Kilometers from Harminder Sahib and can be reached easily as many cycle and auto rickshaws ply here.
Photography is very much allowed inside the temple.
My random shots on Amritsar- check here
Durgiyana temple



Ram Durbar

Lakshmi Narayan

ceiling of the temple

Krishna durbar

A scene depicting Sudama visiting Krishna

Lord Ganesha


Maa Durga

ceiling of Sitala Maa temple-700 years old

Sivaji

Hanuman

Sitala Maa



Hanuman

A view of Durgiyana temple



13 comments:

  1. beautiful picturessssssssss :) thank you for sharing

    Bikram

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    1. Thanks Bikram. these places must be familiar to you.:)

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  2. Great! Special thanks for I never knew about the existence of this Hindu shrine. On first look I mistook it for the Golden Temple but soon was wiser.

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    1. Thanks PNS. You can add this to your list.

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  3. Oh my goodness, of all today's photos it is the one of the ceiling of the Sitala Maa temple that caught my eye. How beautiful and to think it is 700 years old.

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  4. I too was astonished when I saw it. intricate work indeed.@ Tracy

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  5. Wow, this temple looks breathtaking too! Love the brightness and the paintings and flowers!

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    1. Thanks Martina. Have a nice weekend.

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  6. Thanks for the nice intro. Also thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

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  7. we never get ourselves out of the lanes near Golden Temple and other areas with all the eating options. Always plan on venturing out and seeing some new places in Amritsar but the food never lets us do it.
    Great post.

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    1. There good eating options near this temple too.:)

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  8. Wonderful capture of the ambiance ..Chitra

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