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9 Famous Temples in Punjab

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The land of five rivers are home to many Gurdwaras and temples. Let’s take a look at 9 places of worship in Punjab.

Golden Temple in Amritsar:

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The immensely popular Golden Temple is also known as the Harmandir Sahib temple is located in Amritsar. It is known as the holiest Sikh Gurudwara in the world and its upper floor is covered with gold. Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru founded the Gurudwara in 1574. The temple has four entrance doors which signify that people of all religions are welcome inside. During the daytime, the holiest text book of Sikhism, Guru Granth Sahib is present in the premises. A free community kitchen cooks a meal or langar which is served among 100,000 people every day.

Jayanti Devi Temple in Ropar district:

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Jayanti Devi temple is located just 15 kms outside Chandigarh in Ropar district. It is dedicated to Jayanti Devi, the Goddess of victory. It is situated on a hillock on the Shivalik ranges. To reach the main premises of the temple, devotees have to climb a hundred easy steps from the huge gate at the base. The temple also houses idols of Shiva, Lakshmi, Ganesha, LokaDev and Balasundari. Annual fairs are held on full moon day on February and August during which the temple attracts over 1.5 lakh visitors. Navaratri is also widely celebrated in this temple.

Mata Mansa Devi Temple in Panchkula District:

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In the Panchkula district outside Chandigarh is located the temple of Mata Mata Mansa Devi. The temple is spread across the foothills of Shivalik range and is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi, another form of Shakti. This temple is known as one of the major Shakti temples of Northern India which widely attracts lakhs of devotees during the nine days of Navaratri.

Durgiana Temple in Amritsar:

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Durgiana temple is a Hindu temple located in the city of Amritsar and its architecture resembles to the famous Golden temple. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga who is also the presiding deity along with Goddess Lakshmi and Vishnu. The original temple was constructed in the 16th century and rebuilt in 1921. It is built in the middle of a sacred lake and a bridge provided approach to the temple. The main festivals celebrated here are Dussehra, Janmashtami, Ram Navami and Diwali.

MukteshwarMahadev Temple in Pathankot City:

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MukhteshwarMahadev temple located near Pathankot city is a popular shrine of Lord Shiva. It also has idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Parvati. The temple stands tall at a hill top. Mukesran Da Mela, a fair to mark Baisakhi is widely celebrated here along with Shivaratri, ChaityaChodiya and Navaratri.

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GurdwaraManji Sahib in Ludhiana District:

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GurdwaraManji Sahib is located in the village of Alamgir in Ludhiana district. Guru Gobin Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs is said to have shot an arrow into the ground on reaching Alamgir where a spring appeared, now known as Tirsar. He is also said to have been presented a horse by a devoted follower here.

Akal Takht in Amritsar:

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The Akal Takth is one of the five takhts or seats of power of the Sikh religion. It was built by the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind and is located within the complex of Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara. It was built as a place of justice and consideration of temporal issues. The present structure is a five storey building with marble inlay and gold-leafed dome.

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GurdwaraFatehgarh Sahib in Fatehgarh Sahib:

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A Sikh Gurdwara or place of worship in the city of Fatehgarh Sahib is situated the GurdwaraFatehgarh Sahib which was constructed in 1710 by the Sikhs under the leadership of Banda Bahadur. In the main complex of the gurdwara, many other gurdwaras are present such Bhora Sahib, Burj Mata Gujri, ShahidGanj and a big hall named Todar Mal Jain Hall along with a sacred pool or sarovar.

Gurdwara Sri TarnTaran Sahib in Tarn Taran Sahib:

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Gurdwara Sri TarnTaran Sahib is a place of worship for the Sikhs situated the city of Tarn Taran Sahib. The gurdwara complex is known to have the largest sacred pool or sarovar of all the gurdwaras. A monthly gathering of pilgrims on the day of Amavas or new moon night is famous here. The fifth Sikh Guru, Guru ArjanDevJi founded this gurdwara in 1590.

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