The sacred Panch Mandir is situated in a beautiful city of Kapurthala of Punjab. The city is famous for its number of gardens and palaces which are constructed in the Indo-Saracenic or French style of architecture. The architecture depicts the princely past of the city. This temple is one of these ancient monuments and is visited by thousands of devotees each year.
About The Temple
The Panch Mandir was constructed during Sardar Fateh Singh’s era and consists of five small temples. There are five different Gods and Goddesses worshipped at the temple. All the five deities are visible from the entrance due to its spectacular and innovative architecture. The temple comprises of a huge structure in the centre which is circled by various temples. Thousands of devotees, pilgrims, archaeologists and tourists visit this temple during the year. Accommodation facilities are available for the visitors at the temple.
The deities are installed in the shrines that are built on the upper area while an assembly hall is built on the lower area of the temple. Both the shrines and the assembly hall are utilized during prayers while a separate visitor’s area and office area are constructed to the north of the temple. The temple consists of a separate kitchen as well.
The prayers are held in the morning and in the evening. Large number of devotees visits this temple to get peace of mind and soul. The architecture of the temple looks mesmerizing during full moon nights and it is believed by the devotees that it creates a kind of spiritual connection between the nature and the devotees. Many archaeologists know this temple as the marvel of golden past and its model is also kept at the Lahore Museum, Pakistan.
How to Reach Kapurthala
The Raja Sani International Airport in Amritsar is nearest to the temple. It is almost an hour and a half away from the temple and is connected to all the cities of India.
The railway station of Kapurthala is nearest to the temple. It is located on the Jalandhar-Ferozpur railway line but is connected by a few trains only such as 2JF Passenger-Down, 1JF Passenger-Up, 7JF Passenger-UP, 9226 Express-UP etc.
Frequent road transport is available till the temple as it is located on the Ferozpur-Jalandhar road. The devotees can take the private or government bus that run to and from Kapurthala or hire a taxi to reach the temple.
Shalamar Bagh, Kapurthala, Punjab,
India, Pincode – 144602.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).