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Holy Places in Chandigarh


Chandigarh is not only a well planned city but even a religious destination. Chandigarh is a home to several temples and gurdwaras. Chandigarh is a place which attracts devotees from round the world ever year.

Holy Places in Chandigarh are listed below where one can work:

Chandi Mandir

Chandi Mandir is one of the holy places in Chandigarh which is positioned at a distance of 15 km from the main city of Chandigarh. Goddess Chandi, the Goddess of Power is worshipped in this temple. The temple is basically a Siddh Peeth, which is known to grant one’s wishes. Devotees visit the Chandi Mandir temple throughout the year and mainly during the Navratri festival.

Mata Mansa Devi Temple

This holy place in Chandigarh is devoted mainly to Goddess Mansa Devi. The temple is situated almost 8 km from Chandigarh. Mansa Devi temple has two sanctums. The main sanctum was build in the year 1815 AD, by the ruler of Mani Majra. It was later on when the Maharaja of Patiala created a new sanctuary, near the Main Temple. A beautiful garden borders the temple. Navratri is the time when fairs are mainly organized.

Nada Sahib Gurdwara

Nada Sahib Gurdwara is one of the holy places in Chandigarh frequently visited by the local people. The Gurdwara is situated almost 15 km from the city, and is located along the Panchkula district of Punjab, along the banks of river Ghagar.

The gurdwara was the main place to halt place for Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his Sikh warriors, during their return from the battle with the Mughals. Nadu Shah was an ardent follower of Guru Gobind Singh, who gave a cheerful welcome to Guru Ji and his followers. Guru Gobind Singh was really content with his services and blessed him. He also declared that the gurdwara would be named after Nadu Shah. Full Moon Day (Purnima) is the time when devotees gather along the Gurdwara every month.

Amb Sahib Gurdwara

Amb Sahib Gurdwara is one of the holy places in Chandigarh. The gurdwara is positioned in Phase 7, along the Mohali district near to Chandigarh. During the year 1659, Guru Har Rai, who was the seventh Guru of Sikhs, went to meet his disciple, Bhai Kooram at this place. A fair is held here in the memory of the Guru, on the occasion of Sakrant, which falls during the month of January.

Gurdwara Baoli Sahib

Gurdwara Baoli Sahib, is beautifully situated in the Zirakpur-Kalka Highway, is almost 10 km from Chandigarh. According to the legend, a successor of Baba Gurditta Ji resided in the Dhakauli village quite close to Zirakpur. Overwhelmed by his sincere meditation, Guru Gobind Singh Ji visited the village. The devotee prayed to him to restore the water supply. Guru could not deny the prayer of such an ardent devotee and shot an arrow into the ground. Consequently, a shallow well sprang up from the place. Later, a Gurdwara was constructed around the place and came to be known as Gurdwara Baoli Sahib.

Gurdwara Koohini Sahib

Originally called Gurdwara Bageecha Sahib, Gurdwara Koohni Sahib is situated on the Chandigarh-Mansa Devi road. As per the legend, Guru Gobind Singh Ji resided here for a week, along with his followers. The gurdwara gets its name from the fact that Guru Ji rested on his elbow throughout his stay.