The city beautiful, Chandigarh is also known for its secular character. It has the character not because of the population, but also because of the religious structures of different faiths. There are plenty of religious places in Chandigarh for the religious devotees. We have listed the most visited religious places in and around Chandigarh where lakhs of devotees pay their respect to seek God’s blessings.
Maata Mansa Devi Temple, Mansa Devi, Panchkula
Maata Mansa Devi Temple is located in Panchkula, which is almost 6 km from Chandigarh. The temple in Panchkula is situated on the foothills of the Shivalik mountains. The shrine is an epitome of the worship of ‘Shakti’ in northern India. It is considered as one of the premier Shakti temples in North India. The Maata Mansa Devi temple acts as a symbol of Himalayan faith and culture. The temple is frequented by thousands of devotees from different parts of country every year, especially during the Navratras.
Nada Sahib Gurudwara, Panchkula
Nada Sahib is a Gurudwara situated in the district of Panchkula in Haryana. The gurudwara is located on the banks of the Ghaggar river in Shivalik Hills. Nada Sahib is the place where Guru Gobind Singhji along with his warriors took a halt on their way back, after their battle with the Mughals. Located at the distance of 15 kms from City Beautiful, the gurudwara has a lot of meaning for the Sikhs. The gurudwara organises religious gatherings and community meals for the devotees every day. The gurudwara witnesses tens of thousands of devotees every year.
Chandi Mandir, Panchkula
Chandi Mandir is a prominent temple situated on the outskirts of Chandigarh. The temple is at a distance of 10 km from Mansa Devi Temple. The temple is dedicated to Chandi, the goddess of power. The temple is frequented by worshippers of Chandi from various states, especially during the Navratras. The temple has statues of various deities such as Hanuman, Shiva, and Radha Krishna. As the name suggests, the city of Chandigarh was named after this temple. The Western Command of the Indian Army is also located in the Chandi Mandir area. If visiting Mansa Devi, a visit to this temple is a must.
Baoli Sahib Gurudwara, Zirakpur, Kalka Highway
Baoli Sahib Gurudwara is a shrine for Sikhs located on the outskirts of Chandigarh near the Zirakpur-Kalka Highway. The place is visited by thousands of devotees every year. It is said that Guru Gobind Singhji visited this place and restored the water supply to quench the thirst of people living in the area. Religious gatherings and community meals i.e., ‘langars’ are organised every day. The worshippers visit the holy shrine every Amavas to take holy dip in the water of the baoli.
Amb Sahib Gurudwara, Phase 7, Mohali
Amb Sahib Gurudwara is one of the many holy shrines for Sikhs in Chandigarh. The gurudwara is situated in Phase 7 of district Mohali in Punjab. The holy shrine was constructed with the blessings of Sikh guru, Guru Har Rai. At this shrine, a Gursikh was blessed by the Guru, who felt contented. On the occasion of Sakrant which falls in the month of January, a fair is organised in the memory of Guru Har Rai.
ISKCON Chandigarh, Sector 36, Chandigarh
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple was established in Chandigarh under the Hare Krishna movement. The mission of this movement is to promote the better of society by teaching the devotees the science of Krishna consciousness. The temple organises regular aartis and rath yatras. The ISKCON temple also covers lots of activities like education, book distribution, farming, preaching, and more.