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Durgiana Temple Amritsar – Also Known As The Lakshmi Narayan Temple

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The 16th century Durgiana Temple draws Hindu sages and scholars from all over the country as it is a well known repository of Hindu scriptures. Dedicated to goddess Durga, the temple is modelled on the Golden Temple with its main shrine rising from the midst of a tank, its central dome covered with gold, and the rest of the structure clad in marble. Also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, as a large section of it is dedicated to the Hindu deities Laxmi and Narayan, the intricate carvings of goddess Durga in her various incarnations, are particularly remarkable. The Durgiana temple was rebuilt in the 20th century, and its foundation stone was laid by the freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, who was also an educationist and founded the Benaras Hindu University.