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This stone structure in pure white looks very impressive and attractive at night when the moon light strikes on it. An important landmark in the city, lots of devout Hindus from other parts of Punjab come here to offer pujas, prayers and to have their wish fulfilled. As the name suggests, the temple has numerous shrines dedicated to numerous Gods and Goddesses in the Hindu pantheon. All you have to do is to pray to the one that is close to your family deity. The big structure in the temple is the garbagriha/ sanctum that is encircled by many smaller shrines.
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If you just take a look at this temple, it is architecturally simple. It has neither a huge and tall tower/ gopura nor decorative entrance as one finds in south Indian temples. Yet another surprise is the lack of elaborate prakara or prthakshana path around the sanctum and it is quite obvious that a particular temple architectural design is not followed here - Dravida or Nagara or a mix of both or any other influence. Structurally, it is just personification of simplicity. The most important aspect of temple worship is, regardless of its size and structural configuration, the aim of devotees is to concentrate on the main deity in the sanctum. The union of mind and soul is an integral part of Hindu worship.