Kapurthala’s unique Moorish Mosque was designed by the same French architect who designed the Jagatjit Palace, and stands testimony to the ruler’s secularism. Inspired by the Qutbia Mosque in Marakesh (Morocco), the mosque was built in 1930 and consecrated in the presence of the Nawab of Bhawalpur. The inner dome was decorated by talented artists […]

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Qadian,best known as the birthplace of MirzaGhulam Ahmad who founded the AhmadiyyaMovement (an Islamic reformist movement) in 1889, still has the look and feel of the original town. It emerged as a centre of religious learning and remained the administrative headquarters of the community’s Caliphate till 1947. The Aqsa Mosque was built in 1876 by […]

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MaiserKhanais a temple built to honour the goddesses Durga and JwalaJi. It is built 29 kilometers away from Bathinda on Bathinda-Mansa Road. Each year two grand melas are held here on ashtmi. According to a legend, long ago, a person called Kamala, having failed to undertake hazardous pilgrimage to far off Jwalaji,underwent a lifelong penance […]

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The Shiv Mandir is situated in the heart of the busy Gur Mandi and was built by the Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi. Located near the medieval mausoleum of Imam Nasir and Jalandhar’s Jama Masjid, the temple structure is an interesting amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. It is a popular destination for devotees to […]

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 Legend ascribes the building of Bhagwathi Mandir to a 17th century miracle. Two devotees from Maiser Khana lit a fire to offer prayers to goddess Bhagwathi, the presiding deity at Jwalamukhi temple, where they were headed. It is said that her vision appeared and asked them to return to their village and worship her there […]

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Panj Mandir is a historic temple complex at the very heart of Kapurthala. These five interlinked temples were built during the reign of Sardar Fateh Singh Ahluwalia in the 18th century. The significant architectural feature of Panj Mandir is that all five idols are clearly visible from the main entrance to the complex. As an […]

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