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Devi Talab Mandir, Jalandhar Overview

Devi Talab Mandir is a 200-year-old Hindu temple located in Jalandhar, Punjab. It is in the heart of the city, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world. The main goddess is Durga, and it is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. In recent times, the temple was renovated, and few changes have been made to the original structure. In addition to it, new construction has been made within the temple premises which resembles the Amarnath cave.

This holy place of worship is believed to have been there for over 200 years and is one of the ancient temples in India. The tank within the temple, which is just as old as the temple is also a significant point of attraction as it is considered to be sacred. There is also a shrine for Lord Shiva which depicts a picture of him sitting on a tiger. Needless to say, it is a very beautiful and sacred place to visit especially for all the Hindu devotees.

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History, Architecture and Things to Do

The temple got its significance because of the belief that the goddess Sati sacrificed her life after her father insulted her husband, Lord Shiva. Out of that anger, it is believed that Lord Shiva danced(thandav) with his wife’s body in his hand. To save the universe from Lord Shiva’s fury, Lord Vishnu let out his Chakra which shreds Sati’s body into pieces. Out of the 51 pieces she got cut into, her right breast is believed have fallen at this spot, thus leading to the construction of Mata Tripurmalini Mandir within the temple.

The temple has a pyramid-like tomb which is led to by a long passage. Attached to the temple is a pond where the devotees take a dip as a sign of blessing and salvation. Also, an ancient temple of goddess Kali is beside the temple. In recent times, a structure resembling the Amarnath Cave has been constructed within the temple. Also, several festivals take place in this temple. Notably, during December, a popular ritual called Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan is conducted during which many children sing songs praising Lord Durga and also recite slokas.

Places to visit Nearby

Jalandhar is a city with many holy shrines, each of it with a special significance. Apart from that, it also has other places to visit.

1. Rangla Punjab Haveli
Located at about 15 kilometres from Devi Talab Mandir, it is a place which depicts the tradition and culture of Punjab. They conduct puppet shows, traditional folk dances and also demonstrate pottery and weaving. It is an interesting place to visit as it gives an exposure to Punjab’s rich culture.

2. Wonderland Theme Park
It is at about 12 kilometres from Jalandhar and is a place to chill and have fun. It has many exciting rides, such as roller coasters and water rides. One can visit this place for leisure and adventurous day to get their spirits up and high.

3. St. Mary’s Cathedral Church
It is a Roman Catholic Church located at 11 kilometres from Devi Talab Mandir. It is a beautiful church spread over a wide area and is also the most visited church by most travellers and locals. Also, it is one of the most ancient churches in Jalandhar.

4.  Jang-e-Azadi Memorial
It is a museum and memorial that was built as a remembrance of those from the Punjabi community who lost their lives during the Indian Independence Movement. It is located at 14 kilometres from Devi Talab Mandir and is spread over a wide are of 25 acres. It is a very popular place to visit in Jalandhar.

Best time to visit Devi Talab Mandir

The climate at Jalandhar is very pleasant from October to December. Visiting the temple during this time would make it more enjoyable and gratifying.

How To Reach Devi Talab Mandir

The temple is about 3 kilometers from Jalandhar. Bus and auto facilities are available to reach the temple. As it is in the centre of the city, commute is not a major matter of concern. The nearest airport is 26 kilometers from Devi Talab Mandir and the nearest railway station is 4 kilometers away. Local transportations like bus and auto are available to commute to the nearby places of visit.

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