The name Punjab is derived from the names of five rivers. Great kings ruled Punjab in the bygone era and exploring the treasures of this city is surely an alluring experience for the tourists who visit this place. Nestled in history and heritage, Punjab is speckled with numerous ancient gurdwaras and temples, making this place religiously significant. One of such venerated temples is the Panch Mandir that is characterized by its splendid architecture. This revered Hindu temple is situated in the central Kapurthala, at an approximate distance of 21 kilometers from Jalandar, and was constructed by a Sikh devotee.
The Panch Mandir was built during the rule of Sardar Fateh Singh Ahluwalia and is among the most prominent holy place of the Hindus in Punjab. This temple unveils the great architectural skills of the artists of the bygone era. The temple complex houses numerous small temples that are devoted to different Gods and Goddesses. A replica of the Panch Mandir has been showcased in a museum at Lahore.
The prayers at the Panch Mandir captivate the finite spirit of the devotees, praying for the infinite presence of the Almighty in their lives. The flourishing land of Punjab is adorned with many ancient temples that provide peace of mind and soul to throngs of devotees, whose prayers still resonate the importance of religion and the age-old traditions of this immensely colorful state.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/08