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Durgiana Temple

The Durgiana Temple otherwise called Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Durga Tirath and Sitla Mandir, is a head sanctuary arranged in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. In spite of the fact that a Hindu sanctuary, its engineering is like the Golden Temple. This sanctuary gets its name from the Goddess Durga, the central Goddess exalted and revered here. Icons of Goddess Laksmi (goddess of riches) and Vishnu (the defender of the world) are likewise revered here and adored.

History

Sri Durgiana sanctuary is a significant sanctuary. In the yard of the sanctuary is where Lava and Kusha bound Hanuman after the caught challenge pony of the Ashvamedha yajna. Iksvaku, the grandson of sun-god played out various yagyas on this land. The first sanctuary was worked in sixteenth century.
The engineering of Sri Durgiana Temple is like Golden Temple. It was revamped in 1921 by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor in the design style of the Sikh Golden Temple. Harsai Mal was a relative of Prithi Chand Mina. The recently fabricated sanctuary was introduced by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. Presence of the Temple is additionally referenced in 1868 Municipal board of trustees, Amritsar records. John Campbell Oman who was Professor of common science in The Government College, Lahore and writer of the book The Mystics, Ascetics and Saints Of India referenced about durgiana in his book where he discovered a few spiritualists rehearsing yoga. Despite the fact that Amritsar isn’t proclaimed a Holy city, limitations are in power forbidding offer of tobacco, alcohol and meat inside a range of 200 meters (660 ft) around this sanctuary and the Golden Temple.
The sanctuary is worked in a consecrated lake, which estimates 160 meters (520 ft) x 130 meters (430 ft). Its arch and shelters are like that of the Golden sanctuary of Sikh religion, additionally situated in Amritsar. An extension gives the way to deal with the sanctuary. The vault of the sanctuary is overlaid. Marble is utilized widely in the sanctuary’s highlights. The arch is lit up with vivid lights. The sanctuary is some of the time called Silver sanctuary on account of its enormous perfectly planned silver entryways. It has a rich assortment of Hindu sacred texts. The sanctuary complex additionally has some notable auxiliary sanctuaries, for example, Seetla Mata and Bara Hanuman.

Celebrations

Significant Hindu celebrations celebrated in the sanctuary are Dussehra, Janmashtami, Rama Navami, and Diwali.

Redesign

The sanctuary and its regions were under a beautification program since 2013, and was finished in 2015. This will give more space to adore both inside and outside the sanctuary premises. According to the Master Plan arranged for reshaping nature around the sanctuary, 55 properties had been obtained with sufficient remuneration bundle and annihilated with the end goal of advancement works. Under this arrangement, a multi-celebrated stopping perplexing, an outside theater, a shopping mind boggling and different offices were under development.

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