Location: Lal Bhawan, Rani Ka Bagh, Amritsar
Punjab being a Sikh-dominated state, is prominently famous for the shrines of the Sikhism. Therefore, most of us aren’t aware about the Hindu Temple that happens to be one of the most important temples for the Hindus all over. Located in the pious city of Amritsar, Mata Lal Devi Temple is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage that is considered to be full of miraculous powers. Dedicated to a 20th century female saint named Lal Devi, it is regarded as a miniature of the popular Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu because of its similar structure.
Colorful mirror hallways shining gracefully with lights adorn the interiors of the temple magnanimously. Mata Lal Devi Temple is not much of an architectural beauty from its structure but it is the sheen and beauty of the interiors that has entitled the temple with name of “Sheesh Mahal”. The temple houses a series of shrines and grottoes within the structure. One can feel the presence of God in the idols, shrines or the images built with mirrors on the walls of the entire complex. The artificial caves and inclined walkways can be crossed either by bending down or by crawling on your knees.
Mata Lal Devi Temple holds special importance for all the women who wish to start a family. It is believed that women who come to pray here are blessed with a child soon. The temple attracts devotees from all over the country. The elaborate mirror work and vivid spectrum of colors offers a visual retreat to the visitors. Festivals are celebrated with utmost devotion and gaiety at the temple. Free food is served to all. If not the religious sentiments, then the magnificently unique concept of the interiors can be the call for a visit to the Mata Lal Devi Temple.
Timings: 5 am- 11 pm
Entry: Free and open to all