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The 160-year-old Guru Gorkhnath temple was named after a Hindu spiritual leader Guru Goraknath. After the local Hindu community diminished post partition, the temple remained silent and sans rituals until the Peshawar High Court handed over its custody to the Hindu community early 2012. ? in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Panja Sahib ? in Hassan Abdal, Punjab.

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Lahore chungi

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In Purana Qilla area lahore

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In Sagri village, Rawalpindi

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A temple near Rawal dam in Islamabad

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Mohan mandir, Lunda Bazaar ? in Rawalpindi, Punjab.

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Twin temples in Sagri village, Rawalpind

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In Purana Qilla, Rawalpindi

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A temple near Rawal dam in Islamabad.

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Mohan mandir at Lunda Bazaar ? in Rawalpindi, Punjab.

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After the partition in 1947, Rawalpindi continued to be the general headquarters of the army. But Pindi has a lot more to tell than just it?s military tales. The city is known for its heritage and culture. Its multi-religious character changed when almost all of its Hindu and Sikh inhabitants left for India. Sixty five years after partition, I went looking for their temples and Gurudwaras.

Ambardaran mandir, Bohar Bazaar.

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Details in a temple in Ganjmandi. Photo: Shiraz Hassan ? in Rawalpindi, Punjab.

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In Gurdwara Bagh Sardaraan. PHOTO: SHIRAZ HASSAN ? in Rawalpindi, Punjab.

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Sadhu Bella Temple

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Krishna Temple
Steel Town ? in Karachi, Sindh.

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SHRI RAMDEV SHIV SANTOSH MANDIR ? in Karachi, Sindh.

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Chiniot: Hindu Mandir


The derserted mandir stands obscure amongst clusters of houses and flows of people who do not come inside to worship the gods that it is devoted to.

Nobodys knows much about it. The only information I read online indicates that it may be built at the order of Maharaja Gulab Singh, a powerful Keshmiri king who expanded his rule into Chiniot after the 2nd Anglo-Sikh War. It now houses a school.

My heartful and sincere thanks goes to Maan Usman an excellent photographer, without whom my Chiniot visit would have been aborted, and Bhai Riaz, security guard of Government Institute of Commerce, Chiniot, a friend of Maan Usman, who kindly led us to all these wonderful places in a strange city Chiniot.

So far as I know, Lahoris are good at eating and enjoying life. So here’s my suggestion to all Lahoris: Go visit Chiniot; It’s a wonderful place much worthy of a one-day trip!

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Sadhu Bella Mandir


Eshwar Lal said that Baba Bankhandi Maharaj had come to this place in 1823, either from Kero Khetar near Delhi or Nepal, and had chosen Menak Parbat (the island where the temple stands) as his abode. The eighth Gaddi Nasheen of Baba Bankhandi Maharaj, Sant Harnam Das, started construction of this temple in 1889, when Baba Bankhandi died.
According to Eshwar Lal, the temple is spread over nine acres and comprises a main place of worship (Asthan of Baba Bankhandi Maharaj), abodes for his ?shish? (students), a library which houses books on religion and Hindu mythology, separate ?Bhandars? (dining rooms) for women and men, separate places of worship for men and women, washrooms and a huge garden.
Although the temple had withstood the floods of 1976, this year?s flood had wreaked havoc in the temple.

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Sri Varun Dev Temple


Situated on the seashore off Manora Cantt, this Temple is about 160 years old and has been specifically designed as per Hindu architecture. The Temple was abandoned & illegally occupied by land grabbers after the 1947 partition. In 2007, Pakistan Hindu Council brought back the sanctity of the Temple by taking a bold step to renovate the same. The Station Commander, PNS Himalaya, Manora Cantt handed over the control of this Temple to Pakistan Hindu Council in June, 2007.

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Katas Raj Temple is situated in Chakwal district of Punjab in Pakistan. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has existed before the days of Mahabharata and the Pandava brothers spent a substantial part of their exile here.

It is said that the five Pandava brothers, heroes of the Historical epic Mahabharata, stayed here four out of the 14 years that they spent in exile.

Its origin involves the death of Shiva’s wife Satti. When she died, Shiva cried so much and for so long, that his tears created two holy ponds – one at Pushkar in Ajmer, India and the other at the Katas Raj Temple.

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Hindus at the historic Gorakhnath temple in Peshawar, Pakistan. The temple was recently reopened after six decades on the orders of the Peshawar High Court. (November, 2011)

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Shri Hinglaj MandirAn important Shakti Peeth of Goddess Sati, Hinglaj Mandir or Nani Mandir is situated in Hingol National Park in Baluchistan province of Pakistan.

It came into existence when Lord Vishnu cut up Sati’s dead body into 52 pieces so that Lord Shiva would calm down and stop his Tandava. These pieces got scattered all over the Indian subcontinent whilst Sati’s head fell at Hingula or Hinglaj.

According to ancient scriptures, Lord Rama had also meditated at Hinglaj to atone for his sin of ‘Brahmhatya’ – killing of Ravana who was a Brahmin and a great devotee of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga.

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Sharda Devi Temple


Dedicated to Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, Sharda Devi Temple is located in Neelum valley just across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK). In the past, it has been a site of a Buddhist University and Adi Shankara is also known to have visited the Temple during his travels across India.

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Bheeru is derived from the Sanskrit word of Bherv, which means Bogey-man. Bheeru is an incarnation of the Lord Shiv-Rudar, who is the Hindu deity of destruction. Shiv-Rudar travels on a dog, and the fear that he excites is such that even the witches and the ghosts are afraid of him. He is usually found near the cremating grounds.

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An old Hindu temple of historical significance situated in the east of Thokar Niaz Beg, called the Bhadhar Kali Mandar, is facing decay and destruction.

The exact date of the construction of this mandar has not been deciphered but according to the founder of Punjabi research institute, Khojgarh, Mr Iqbal Kaisar it has to be around 2000 years old. The temple has one central building, with a huge pool in the center of the main complex. The walls of the mandar had beautiful frescoes, some of which have managed to survive over the years. The stone pool was fed by 12 wells through an indigenous drainage system.

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The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Karachi (Devnagari: श्री स्वामीनारायण मन्दिर, कराची, Nastaliq: شری سوامی نارائن مندر، کراچی) is a Hindu temple that belongs to the NarNarayan Dev Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday and is the only Swaminarayan temple in Pakistan.[1] The temple is notable for its size and frontage, over 32,306 square yards (27,012 m2) on the M. A. Jinnah Road in Karachi city.The temple celebrated its anniversary of 150 years in April 2004. It is believed that not only Hindus but also adherents of Islam visit the temple, which adds to its notability.[2] There is a sacred cowshed within the premises of this temple.[3] The temple is located at the centre of a Hindu enclave in a Muslim dominated city and country.The building that housed a dharmshala (Guest house) for visiting devotees has now been converted to the office of the City District Government.

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Shri SwamiNarayan Temple The Swaminarayan Mandir, Karachi (Devnagari: श्री स्वमिनरयन मन्दिर, कराची) is a Hindu temple that belongs to the NarNarayan Dev Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday and is the only Swaminarayan temple in Pakistan. The temple is notable for its size and frontage, over 32,306 square yards (27,012 m2) on the Bunder road in Karachi city. Jai SwamiNarayan

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Shri Punch Mukhi Hanuman Temple


One of Karachi?s most revered Hindu temples, the ancient Shri Punch Mukhi Hanuman Mandir located in Soldier Bazar, is expected to be renovated in what is seen as a step being taken after possibly several hundred years. The aesthetically designed temple is a heritage landmark of Karachi, where the statue of Lord ?Punch Mukhi? Hanuman appears naturally in a stone surface. This statue is believed to be much older, claim worshippers.

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Shri Punch Mukhi Hanuman Temple


The temple is of special significance to the Hindu community as it is one of a kind in the world where the statue of Lord Punch Mukhi Hanuman appears naturally. Devotees say that that Lord Ram visited the sacred place as well. The murti (statue) first appeared in 1882 (according to the Hindu lunar calendar). This entire land was surrounded by water back then, said temple priest Shri Ram Nath Maharaj.

One of Karachi?s most revered Hindu temples, the ancient Shri Punch Mukhi Hanuman Mandir located in Soldier Bazar, is expected to be renovated in what is seen as a step being taken after possibly several hundred years. The aesthetically designed temple is a heritage landmark of Karachi, where the statue of Lord ?Punch Mukhi? Hanuman appears naturally in a stone surface. This statue is believed to be much older, claim worshippers.

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Hindu Temple, Mari-Indus,


High above the mighty Indus, on hills streaked red with salt, forts with citadels, habitation sites, and temples were built from the sixth to the eleventh centuries A.D. Largely ignored by scholarship in this century, and orphaned since partition, these structures form an important missing link in the history of architecture in South Asia (Mumtaz 1989). A new integrated archaeological study of these sites, undertaken by this author with colleagues in Peshawar, has begun to recover new aspects of this important period of South Asia’s antiquity.

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At Hindu Temple Nagar Parkar, Sindh Pakistan.

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Texila Hindu Temple

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Valmik Mandir Nowshera Cantt Mandi no 4

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Valmik Mandir Nowshera Cantt, ? at Khabar Phaktun Khawa, .

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Ramapir Temple


NOTE : Rama Pir Temple was made in 1800 A.D. Khatri Chanoo is said to have initiated the work of the temple. Rama Pir used to sit at the place where at present Mandir (temple) exists. One wish of the Katris was realized then they got this temple made as a token of thankfulness. As a matter of fact Rama, Pir is buried in Rajistan (India). Every year a fair is held at Tando Allahyar city and at the same time fair is held at Rajistan as well. It is said that around one (01) million people come to witness the proceedings of Rama Pir fair at Tando Allahyar city. Most of the people come on foot alongwith white flags in their hands. ? at Tando Allahyar.

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katas raj shiv temple
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This is sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus in general is situated in a mountain cave "HINGLAJ" on river bank of "HINGHOL"at the tail of " KHEERTHAR" maintains called " KANRAJ" in Tehsil Lyari of Balochistan.
It is about 170 miles(250 KM) from Karachi – on the main "Karachi – Quetta" Highway upto zero Point for about 75 miles and then by road towards west through Lyari town and then to signal Fauji Camp Stop, crossing Aghore River then through Goongi River and last stop to "Asha Pura" Sarai (INN) ? in Hingol, Balochistan.

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This Teerath is famous and old in human history. The devotees from all part of the world used to come for Hinglaj Mata Teerath since centuries. Even Hindus Ram Avatar. Great Saint GuruGorakh Nath, Great Saint Guru Nanak Sahib, Dada Mekhan,Avtar of Laxman, and other great Saints, Rishes and Hindu scholars paid visits to Hinglaj Teerath. In recent few years devotees from Africa and European countries have visited and performed Hinglaj Mata Teerath. ? in Hingol, Balochistan.

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Punch Mukhi Hanuman Temple

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Shri Ratneshwar Mahdev Temple ? in Karachi, Sindh.

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Varun Dev Temple ? in Karachi, Sindh.

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swami Narayan Temple ? in Karachi, Sindh.

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Maha Kali Mandir ? in Sukkur, Sindh.

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Shri Naval Mandir ? in Hyderabad Lines, Sindh.

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