Also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Durgiana Temple is one of the most important Hindu Temples located in the Amritsar district of Punjab. Durgiana Mandir derives its name from Hindu Goddess, Durga, and hence, along with idols of Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Vishnu, idol of Goddess Durga is also worshipped here.
Durgiana temple history dates back to the year 1921 when its construction was initiated by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor. This newly built temple derived inspiration from the mesmerising architectural style of the famous Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple. Just like the Golden Temple, Durgiana Temple is built in the middle of a lake. A bridge, similar to that of Golden Temple, is built across the lake, which provides access to the main temple area. The the structure of the dome, and the canopies also resembles that of the Golden Temple. After the construction of the temple was completed, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya inaugurated the auspicious temple by himself.
Major Hindu festivals like Dussehra, Janmashtami, Rama Navami, Diwali, and more are celebrated with huge pomp and show at the Durgiana Temple Amritsar. The beauty of the temple is adorned with dazzling lights, and alluring decors during these festivals, and a large number of people visit the temple to offer prayers to the almighty.
Durgiana Temple Amritsar also went under renovation in 2013. The renovation plan included expanding space for worship, creating a extensive parking area, an open-air theatre, and more of such facilities.
Durgiana Temple is a must visit place for pilgrims, and spiritual seekers, during their visit to Amritsar.