Ludhiana is one of the important cities of Punjab. The city boasts of a beautiful Sri Krishna temple situated in the Model Town Extension. The temple is among the biggest temples of Ludhiana which is built on an area of 500 Sq yard. The temple stands well furnished and has more than 520 statues. A 37 foot high statue of Lord Hanuman serves an as its important attraction. The temple also sponsors a charitable hospital for the poor, by providing free medicines & operational facilities.
The festivals like Janamashtami, Dushera, & Shivratri are celebrated in this temple with utmost devotion and fervour. Large number of devotees visits this temple on such occasions to worship the deity by reciting bhajans and shlokas.
Janamashtmi which is the birth day of Lord Sri Krishna is celebrated every year in an open ground outside the temple premises. This is because of the huge crow that gathers to celebrate the auspicious occasion. The grounds are excellently decorated with tents, flowers and lights. The charnamat is being distributed to the people near the main gate. People offer Chhapan Bhoga to their beloved Lord and later distribute them to the other devotees. Various cultural programmes like dance, plays, etc are also organised as part of the celebrations. The festival concludes with offering prasadam to the bhakths.
How to Reach Ludhiana
Chandigarh Airport is the nearest airport to Ludhiana which is located around 100 km away. The Amritsar Airport is the next nearest. Most domestic airlines serve these two airports with regular flights. Taxis can be hired to Ludhiana from the airports.
Ludhiana has regular train services from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Pathankot, Lucknow and other major north Indian cities. Ludhiana railway station also acts as a halting place for many long distance trains.
Ludhiana is connected to other major cities of Punjab like Amritsar, Chandigarh, Pathankot and Jalandhar by both state transport buses as well as private operators. Bus services from neighbouring states like Himachal, Delhi, Rajasthan and Jammu are also available. Ludhiana boasts of good road transport system with buses plying on regular and frequent basis.
Krishna Mandir Rd, Model Town Extension,
Ludhiana, Punjab, India,
Pincode – 141002.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.