People of Chandigarh are secular in nature. They believe in celebrating almost all the festivals with proper rites and rituals. Some of the famous religious places in and around Chandigarh are 'Mansa Devi Temple', 'Saketri Temple', 'Gurudwara Nada Sahib', 'Gurudwara Baoli Sahib', 'Jama Masjid', etc.
Shri Mansa Devi temple is situated at Manimajra near Chandigarh, This place is the seat of the strength. It is said that the head of devi sati had fallen at his place. During Navratra's in the month of Chitra millions of devotees from all over the country visit this temple for blessings of goddess Mansa Devi. There is a large garden of sacred plants attached to the Mansa Devi temple.
The ancient historical Shiva temple at Saketri is just 5 km from Mansa Devi Temple and 20 km from Chandigarh. Thousands of devotees visit this temple on the Shivratri day to get Lord Shiva's blessings.
It is in Panchkula district on bank of Ghagar river, about 15 kms from Chandigarh. Guru Gobind Singh Ji alongwith his victorious army stayed at this place on returning after glorious victory on Mughals at Bhangani. Nadu Shah, a follower of Guru Gobind Singh Ji welcomed and served him. Guruji blessed Nadu Shah and said that due to his services, the place would be known by the name of Nada Sahib. Lacs of devotees visit the Gurudwara on the full moon day (Pooranmashi) of every month.
It is about 10 kms from Chandigarh on Zirakpur-Kalka Highway. It is said a descendant of Baba Gurditta Ji meditated here for a long period. On hearing about him, Guru Gobind Singh visited this place. The devotee requested the Guru to restore water supply to the thirsty people of the area. It is said the Guru shot an arrow into the ground from which sprang a baoli (a well). Here a fair is organized on every no moon day (Amavas).
It is about 10 kms from Chandigarh in Phase 8 Mohali. It is the historical place which has the blessings of The Great Guru Sri Har Rai Sahib Ji. At this gurudwara, there are mango trees, where the mangoes grow in winter. These mangoes are served as parshad during winter to the sangat.
It is sector 20 in chandigarh. It is the main gathering place for the Muslims. Thousands of Muslims gather here to offer Friday prayer and special prayer on the occasion of Id besides regular prayer which is performed 5 times a day.