During the Lodhi era in India, the Nawab of Sultanpur got this spectacular temple constructed in a Hindu – Muslim style architecture. This is the stunning Shiv Mandir located in the Gur Mandi of Jalandhar. The unique thing about the architecture of this Shiv Mandir is that it has the front façade and gates built in the form of a mosque while the entire inner premise of the temple is inspired by Hindu temple architecture only. Legends have it that the Nawab had his lustful eyes on a newly-married Hindu girl who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. While the Nawab was trying to get closer to the girl a serpent appeared from nowhere to save the girl. Nawab begged for his life from the serpent and as his repentance built this Lord Shiva Mandir.
It Is Known For:-
1) The unique architecture of the temple with the gates designed in a mosque style and the inside of the temple in a regular Hindu temple style.
2) The legendary story of Nawab and the Shiva’s devotee whose devotion saved her from the lust of the Nawab.
3) The brilliant craftsmanship and architecture of the mandir façade.
Best Time To Visit:-
To visit the Shiv Mandir on the auspicious night of Shiva Ratri is to get showered with the blessings of Lord Shiva in abundance. Moreover, during other Lord Shiva festivals as well, the vicinity of the Mandir is decorated with pomp and splendor which add to the charm of this place.
Located in the heart of the bustling Gur Mandi, the Lord Shiva temple can be easily reached through various public transport systems in Jalandhar. People can also take private cabs and taxis to reach this place.
Nearest Railway Station:- Jalandhar City Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Raja Sansi International Airport, Amritsar
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