Bada Hanuman Mandir

Shree Bada Hanuman Mandir is located at the Durgiana Temple’s North-western Corner. Hindus attach great importance to this location since the scriptures state that Lord Rama performed his Ashwamedha Ceremony here. Legend has it that Sita and her two sons, Luv and Kush stayed at this place.

After the Ashwamegh Yagya, the horse is thought to have been taken by Luv and Kush. Luv and Kush, twin sons of Lord Rama, tied Hanuman to the tree when he moved forward to free the horse.

The idol of Hanuman here is a ‘rare’ one, as it is one of the two sculptures that show him in a sitting position. The other is at Hanuman Gari in Ayodhya.

Langoor Mela is held at the Bara Hanuman Temple in the Durgiana Complex at Amritsar in Navratra festival. It is wonderful to know why do people practice this custom? Parents visit the temple, make a vow (mannat) that if they get blessed with a son they will dress him as langur. When the desire is fulfilled they dress up their child in the dress of langoor.

Each day thousands of children visit the temple dressed up as monkeys, Langoors- they are called. They carry a toy mace with them The Langoor dance and generally jump around in the temple complex, in imitation of langoors. The children and parents remain bare footed for the entire time, sleep on the floor, eat only satvik food and do not visit any relatives during the time and visit the temple to pray daily.