Punjab ‘The land of five rivers’, is situated in the north western part of India. This fertile land ranks amongst the most ancient civilizations in the world. Punjab is also famous for its religious diversity as it was here that many religious movements started. The scenic landscape, rich history and famous religious sites are the most important reasons for increasing number of visits by tourists.Besides Amrtisar,Patiala,Ludhiana,Kartarpur & Jalandhar has its own importance.
Jalandhar, the land that boasts of a rich history is also famous for sports goods. This ancient part of the world, which is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, has some of the most famous sites of historical importance and religious significance. Here are the top attractions in Jalandhar.
History Of Mandir:The famous Devi Talab Temple is situated in the heart of Jalandhar city, just 1 km from the railway station. It is believed to be more than 200 years old. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is one of the 51 Shakthi pithas in India. The image of Lord Shiva that enshrined herein is called Bhisan Bhairav. Devi Talab Temple has been renovated recently and a number of changes have been incorporated in the old structure. Also, a new temple has been constructed within the temple premises. Even a model of Amarnath Yatra was constructed sometime back only.Beside the main Devi Talab Mandir, is an old Temple of Goddess Kali. One of the prime attractions of the temple is an old tank, which is considered to be sacred by the Hindu devotees.The temple has a structure resembling the Amarnath Cave temple in Jammu and Kashmir.
The puranas state that Maa Sati immolated herself after her father Daksha insulted her husband Lord Shiva. This enraged Lord Shiva who opened his terrifying third eye and danced a fierce tandava across the earth with the body of his beloved Sati in his arms.
The gods afraid that the Lord’s anger would destroy the universe sought the assistance of Lord Vishnu who dispatched his all-powerful discus – Sudarshan Chakra – to cut Sati’s body into pieces. Every spot that received a portion of Maa Sati’s body becamethrough ages a place of worship for devotees of the Goddess. Each of these spots is honoured as a Shakti Peetha by devotees of the Goddess who are also referred to as Shaktas. The Devi Talab Mandir has the distinction of being one of the 51 prominent Shakti Peethas on the subcontinent. The temple marks the spot that was blessed with Maa Sati’s right breast.
Sodal Mandir is situated the near Devi Talab Mandir on Sodal Road. Baba Sodal was born in a family of the Chadha clan of the Khatri caste in Jalandhar city. It is said that one day, Baba Sodal’s mother went to the nearby pond to wash clothes and Baba Sodal followed her despite being told repeatedly not to do so and go back home.Losing her temper, Baba Sodal's mother asked him to drown himself in the pond. Sodal asked her to repeat her words three times and as she did, he plunged into the water never to appear again. Some believe that he died on the spot, whereas some trust that he transformed into a snake and bored himself inside the earth.The Samadhi consisting of a painted portrait of Baba Sodal decorated with garland and rosaries is the main place of worship. There is a tank called Baba Sodal-da-Sarovar where pilgrims take a holy dip.Every year in mid September, a fair is held at the Samadhi on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. Pilgrims belonging to different religions come to this fair from different parts of the country.
Pushpa Gujral Science City is a playful approach to develop an interactive learning centre and to create awareness of science amongst the people of all ages and all walks of life. The outstanding Science project is getting huge appreciation from visitors for its present science & technology interiors and state of-the-Art gadgets. Pushpa Gujral Science City is becoming the top source for supplementing the science education at basic levels amongst youth generation.Pushpa Gujral Science City of Jalandhar is far more than a science or amusement park. The museum here enables the travellers to enjoy the wonders of science. The museum is an ideal combination of knowledge, amusement and fun. Pushpa Gujral Science City is a must watch destination when someone is touring in Punjab.