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Punjab Temples >> Devi Talab Mandir

The anterior Devi Talab Mandir had been invaded several times by Foreign Rulers, but from the shambles has emerged a new gilded Mandir famous for influx of record number of devotees. Hariballabh Sangeet Sammelan is held every year in the precincts of Devi Talab Mandir for the last 125 years. Sodal Mandir is also thronged by millions every year on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi.

The city is famous for sports goods, oldest Military Cantonment, PAP and BSF Head Quarters, and as a centre of vernacular publications. This city has twelve kots and twelve gates. Jalandhar is the biggest printing centre of Northern India and most of the vernacular papers, magazines in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu are published here. The renowned newspapers are Hind Samachar, Punjab Kesri, Jag Bani, Partap & Veer Partap, Ajit, Akali Patrika, Nawan Zamana and Milap.

There are large number of colleges, polytechnics, Academic and Ayurvedic colleges. There are very important colleges for women such as Hansraj Mahila Vidyalya, Kanya Maha vidyalya, Lyalpur Khalsa College and S.D. College. There is also a college for Teacher Training and a college of Sports. Jalandhar is famous for export of quality sports goods all over the world. The monuments in and around the city include 800 years old Imam Nasir Mosque, Devi Talab Mandir and two century old Jama Masjid.

Tulsi Mandir

An ancient monument in the City is the temple of Vrinda, wife of Jalandhara, in the Kot Kishan Chand locality. It is now also known as Tulsi Mandir. On one side of the temple is a tank which is said to have been the bathing place of the demon Jalandhara.

At some distance is the temple of Gupha, with the image of Annapurna, the goddess of plenty, installed in it. Also nearby lies the Brahm Kund and some temples dedicated to Shiva.

Near the Balmiki gate is the Sheetla Mandir, said to be as old as the City of Jalandhar. Within its premises are also two small old temples of Hanuman and Shiva.

Durgiana Mandir, Amritsar
Built in the third decade of the 20th Century, this temple echoes not the traditional Hindu temple architecture, but that of the Golden temple. It 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.