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Durgiana Temple, Amritsar

Durgiana Temple is an important religious pilgrimage of the Hindus in the Northern India. It is Located in the Holy Amritsar City of Punjab. Pilgrims flock to this temple not only from India but also from abroad. The complex is popularly known as the Durgiana derives its name from the Goddess Durga. Lord Krishna as well as Lord Vishnu is also worshipped here, along with Goddess Durga. The temple has a dome and tank as its prime possession, which is considered sacred by the Hindu followers. This temple often called the Silver Temple because of its exquisitely engraved silver doors. The local devotees of Amritsar come to offer their prayers to holy Goddess Durga on a regular basis.


Sri Durgiana Temple was constructed by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor, on the pattern of the Golden Temple. His statue in monumental alabaster in a sitting posture has been established just opposite the main entrance or Darshani Deori. The foundation stone of the temple was laid down by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1924 on Ganga Dashmi day .
The sacred city of the Amritsar which was founded by the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Dass ji has come to assume a special significance in Hindu cosmology because of various mythical and historical connections. Amritsar is particularly nearer and dearer to Hindus as it is believed that the Luv-Kush along with their mother Mata Sita spent their early childhood in the ashram of Bhagwan Maharishi Balmiki ji in the land of Amritsar.

Langar Bhawan

There is also a langar bhawan. It is on the left side of the main temple. Daily langar is served to piligrims who visit this holy temple. It has a capicity of arranging langar to 250-piligrims at a time. The Durgiana Committee bears the entire cost of running the langar. The kitchen & dining hall,are Modern The foods served is nutritive, balanced & tasty repaired from deshi Ghee.

How to Visit

It is situated a few yards away from the Amritsar railway station and about 1.5 km from the Bus Stand. Placed strategically in the middle of the city, the mandir is very easily approachable by Rail, Road & Air.