Punjab is a land blessed by saints, an ancient land yielding
archaeological treasures, a land of palaces and temples. Situated outside
the Lohgarh Gate, Durgiana Temple is built after the design of the Golden
Temple and attracts sages and scholars in Hindu scriptures from all over
India. A walk away from the Golden temple complex through the narrow
passageways brings the visitors to the 16th century Hindu temple of
In its present form the temple echoes of not the traditional Hindu temple
architecture, but that of the Golden Temple. It rises in a similar manner
from the midst of a tank and has canopies and a central dome. 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.
Also called the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, it is dedicated to goddess Durga
and a large part of the temple is also dedicated to Hindu deities Laxmi, The
Goddess of wealth and Narayan, The Preserver of Universe. All dignitaries
visiting Golden Temple make it a point to visit Durgiana Temple also.