Before 1947, Pakistan had 300 Hindu temples, but after the partition and the destruction of the Babri Masjid in India, the majority of them were demolished. Many temples have been transformed into hotels, mosques, and libraries.
Several Hindu temples were converted into mosques, hotels, or libraries. and have been abandoned. So today we will talk about some famous Hindu temples left in Pakistan.
Hinglaj Mata Mandir, Balochistan:
The Hinglaj Mata temple is the largest Hindu pilgrimage in Pakistan which is near the Hingol River in Balochistan. According to history, this was the place where Mata Satis head fell. Basically, it’s a Shakti Peeth and Pakistani Muslims called it Bibi Nani ka mandir.
Katasraj Temple, Punjab Province, Pakistan:
The Katasraj Temple is the temple of Lord Shiva in Chakwal and this temple is also known as Qila Katas. The Katas is regarded as sacred by Hindus and it is located near the Choa Saidanshah.
Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir, Karachi:
Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir is the only temple in the world that has a natural statue of Lord Hanuman which is located at the Soldiers Bazar of Karachi. This temple is almost 1500 years old.
Jagannath Mandir, Punjab Province, Pakistan:
This temple is dedicated to the God Jagannath and is located in Sialkot’s Paris Road neighbourhood.
Shri Varun Dev Mandir, Manora Island:
This temple, dedicated to Lord Varun Dev, is almost 160 years old. Even though the temple is in poor condition, many people come to see it because of its superb engineering and wonderful craftsmanship.
Kalka Devi Cave, Arore:
The Kalka Devi temple is situated in Aurora, Sindh. People from various positions, faith, and religion visit this temple. While there is a yearly celebration in September, a huge number of individuals visit this temple every Monday consistently.
For Khattree and Gorakhnath Temple, Peshawar:
Peshawar is home to the Gorakhnath Temple. The shrine is named after Babur’s Baburnama, a Mughal emperor’s journal. Every Tuesday, devotees come to the temple to perform devotional songs from Hindu sacred texts. This temple is also called Kushal Bagh.
Maritime Mandir, Ranchor Lines:
The Maritime Mandir is one of Karachi’s most well-known temples. Lord Hanuman, Santoshi Mata, Lord Shiva, Goddess Kali, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Rama are among the statues at the shrine.