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“Awesome and surreal Hindu temple”

Ranked #10 of 75 things to do in Amritsar
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome and surreal Hindu temple”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Don't miss seeing this place. It was one of the highlights of our trip to India. It's a surreal place with twisting turning corridors that require you to crawl on your knees at some points through a metaphorical and literal cave to enter each of the rooms containing a different devotion to a Hindu god. The whole complex is a dedication to a local woman who became revered as a saint, especially to childless women. It used to house her rooms (she's passed away now) and around that has grown the most unusual and idiosyncratic temple to the Hindu pantheon. I've been to India 8 or 9 times and this impressed me... don't cheat yourself out of this treat :-) We also had a local guy give us a very detailed tour of the place and we were waiting for the uncomfortable moment when he asked for a donation but he never did; he was just a genuine guy wanting to show us around. I don't know I've ever had that pleasant experience before.

Visited January 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Not just "another temple"”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Having spent 3 weeks in Rajasthan I'd seen a fair number of temples. I was reluctant to visit but was persuaded by a local. It takes some finding but is hilaruous. Whether wading through water troughs, crawling through tunnels or eating flowers, you can't help but have fun here. It was a religious fun house.

Visited January 2014
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Noida, India
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“Dissapointing”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

It was a complete disappointment after the serenity of Darbar sahib. The temple is devoted to mata Lal Devi. Its seems less spiritual and not devine but more of a circus of all gods from across India, Nepal etc replicated. Going through tunnels, seeing glasswork on walls etc may please kids. Took around 30 minutes plus to tour.

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai
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“JAI HO”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is one of the best temples in INDIA.It houses idols of all possible Gods and Goddess.The idol of Saibaba was in the ground floor,being a Thursday I was very happy.Bhake Bihari idol was also very attractive in the ground floor.The temple also houses all the major shivlings.Idol of Tirupati Balaji,MeenaxiDevi and above all Mata VaishnoDevi,to reach one has to really climb and climb stairs,enter tunnels and on the way one gets chance to offer their prayers in front of idols of variouys Gods and Goddess.It is Jai HO.

Visited October 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Odd but fascinating”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Yes it is rather strange and not particularly reverential, more like a strange fairground/museum trip around Indian deities, worth the ducking and crawling and paddling, just mind your head.

Visited October 2013
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