Temples in Punjab

As you imagine Punjab, the first things that pop into your head are the rich culture, fine historical monuments, and temples, the sense of universal solidarity for all, and sincerity towards their religious beliefs. Bordered with Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan, this ‘Land of Five Rivers’ holds the aura of affinity and warmth that keeps you bound to its love forever. This very state has been mentioned in the ‘Sapta Sindhu’ of Rig Veda several times. Not just that, Punjab is also the place where various Hindu scriptures were written and recorded. Through its historical splendor and sovereignty, the state ends up being the abode of several globally celebrated temples of India. Adding on to its tourist attractions, these temples and monuments take you on a journey back in time with their scriptures, ancient architecture, etc. And hence, all this together makes the state truly what it is today!

Speaking of the few most visited temples of Punjab, Golden Temple, Jayanti Devi Temple, Durgiana Temple, and Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple ace the list of admiration. However, Golden Temple is indubitably the best shrine to embark on your devotional expedition as it doesn’t just preaches but actually practices and sets the example of global brotherhood and harmony. The land has seen a lot through the time, the abundant savage invasions, the way it was broken into pieces when it was an entity and how strongly it emerged back, and well, it glowed through all! With such incredible historical value and various revered temples within one place, you can never delay the idea of exploring Punjab. Going offbeat on the religious traveling track, one may also visit its miscellaneous destinations such as those of Jallianwala Bagh Waga borders, sheesh mahal(Patiala), Zoological Gardens, and museums to have a deeper knowledge of its heritage essence. Waiting no more, let’s explore through the most famous temples of Punjab so you can curate the best spiritual traveling spree accordingly.  

Here are some of the best temples you must consider –


Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple reflects local traditions and styles of the region.


The Lakshmi Narayan Temple or Durgiana Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga with smaller shrines of various other deities.


The holiest shrine in Sikhism, Golden Temple is not only a place of worship but also a symbol of Sikh heritage and values.

Other Popular Temples in Punjab

Temple NameFamous ForDistance from Airport (km)City
Mukteshwar Mahadev TempleShiva temple, religious significance16Pathankot
Durgiana TempleHindu goddess worship, architectural beauty12Amritsar
Golden Temple PunjabSikh pilgrimage, architectural beauty12Amritsar
Kali Mata MandirGoddess Kali worship, cultural significance8Patiala
Shri Krishna MandirKrishna temple, devotional atmosphere11Ludhiana
Jayanti Devi TempleHindu goddess worship, scenic location42Chandigarh
Mata Mansa Devi TempleGoddess Mansa worship, pilgrimage destination16Panchkula
Gurdwara Manji SahibSikh Gurdwara, religious significance15Ludhiana
Gurdwara Fatehgarh SahibSikh Gurdwara, historical significance35Fatehgarh Sahib
Mata Lal Devi MandirGoddess Lal Devi worship, cultural significance9Amritsar
Devi Talab MandirHindu goddess worship, religious significance15Jalandhar

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