( Temples )
11 Kilometres west of Amritsar on Chogawan road, dates back to the
period of Ramayana, Rishi Balmiki's hermitage. The place has an
ancient tank and many temples. A hut marks the site where Mata Sita
gave birth to Luv & Kush and also, still extant are Rishi Balmiki's
hut and the well with stairs where Mata Sita used to take her bath.
The Bedis of Punjab (Guru Nanak Dev ji, the founder Prophet of Sikhism
was a Bedi) trace their descent from Kush and Sodhis (the 10th Prophet
of Sikhism, Guru Gibind Singh ji was a Sodhi) from Luv. A four day
fair, since times immemorial is held here starting on the full moon
night in November.
Mandir, Amritsar ( Lakshmi Narain Temple )
Built in the third decade of the 20th Century it echoes, not
the traditional Hindu temple architecture, but that of the Golden
temple and, in a similar manner rises from the midst of a tank and
has canopies and the central dome in the style of the Sikh temple.
Its foundation stone was laid by one of the greatest reformers and
political leaders of resurgent India, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya.
It is a well-known repository of Hindu scriptures.
Mandir, Maisar Khanna, Bathinda City
Its history goes back to the 17th Century AD. The locality
of the city in which this temple is located formed a part of a village,
then called Khanna. People from this village were the devotees of
Jawala Mukhi temple in Kangra. Once, when Kamala Bhagt of this village
and another holy person Kali Nath were proceeding towards the Jawala
Mukhi temple, Bhagwati Mata, the deity of Jawala Mukhi appeared
before them, almost two kilometers before their destination the
moment they had lit fire to pray. She blessed the devotees and told
Kamala Bhagat that in future, he need not come to a pilgrimage to
Jawala Mukhi because his worship at his village will be sanctified
as his worship at her abode. Since then a religious fair is held
at this place twice in a year.
Mandhir, Gur-mandi, Jalandhar
The Mandir dates back of the Lodhi Era. It is said that the Nawab
of Sultanpur Lodhi, in whose territory the city of Jalandhar then
fell hadeyed a newly married Hindu girl whom he had wanted to make
an object of his lust. She was the devotee of lord Shiva whose serpent
saved her honour. Awed by the appearance of this serpent he had
begged pardon from the girl and on her bidding he had got this temple
built. The temple has an unusual architecture. Its main gate is
built in the style of a mosque while the rest of the building is
in Hindu style.
Mandir, Jalandhar City
The temple of a child deity where wishes are fulfilled. Thousands
of devotees congregate here during the month of September.
Mandir, Kapurthala Town
It was got built by the founder of the Kapurthala State, Fateh
Singh Ahluwalia. The prime dome in the centre is surrounded by several
smaller temples dedicated to different deities. It is the most striking
building in the
city of wonder architecture. Its replica was exhibited in the pre-partition
Punjab Museum at Lahore.
Devi Temple, Patiala
Situated opposite Baradari garden on the Mall Road of Patiala.
This Temple was built by the rulers of the Patiala State. Because
of its beautiful wall paintings and icons the temple has been declared
a national monument.