List of Hindu temples in Pakistan

The major Hindu temples in Pakistan are Shri Hinglaj Mata temple (whose annual Hinglaj Yatra is the largest Hindu pilgrimage in Pakistan, which is participated by more than 250,000 pilgrims),[1] Shri Ramdev Pir temple (whose annual Ramdevpir Mela in the temple is the second largest Hindu pilgrimage in Pakistan,[2] Umarkot Shiv Mandir (famous for its annual Shivrathri festival, which is one of the biggest religious festivals in Pakistan,[3] and the Churrio Jabal Durga Mata Temple (famous for Shivrathri celebrations which is attended by 200,000 pilgrims).[4]

Guru Balpuri Ashram in Thana Bulla Khan

Pakistan Administered KashmirEdit

Bhimber DistrictEdit

  • Shiv Temple at Barnala[5]

Kotli DistrictEdit

Mirpur DistrictEdit

Muzaffarabad DistrictEdit

Neelum DistrictEdit

Poonch DistrictEdit

  • Mandhol Sun Temple at Mandhole


Hawan at Hinglaj Mata temple

Lasbela DistrictEdit

Dera Bugti DistrictEdit

Harnai DistrictEdit

Kachhi DistrictEdit

Kalat DistrictEdit

Khuzdar DistrictEdit

  • Ramdev Ji Mandir , Gajozai
  • ISKCON centre, Khuzdar

Loralai DistrictEdit

Mastung DistrictEdit

Nasirabad DistrictEdit

  • Ram Mandir, Nuttal
  • Bhagwan Vishnu Sthanam , Dera Murad Jamali

Quetta DistrictEdit

Sibi DistrictEdit

  • Sibi Mandir
  • Tili Van Mandir
  • Pooja Mata Mandir at Lehri

Zhob DistrictEdit

  • Hindu temple, Zhob
  • Arya Samaj Temple, Zhob[19]


Khyber PakhtunkhwaEdit

Abbottabad DistrictEdit

  • Araya Temple at Nawanshehr Area
  • Krishna Temple [21]
  • Tramsal Temple in Jarral

Dera Ismail Khan DistrictEdit

Haripur DistrictEdit

  • Bara Dari Temple at Sarai Saleh
  • Gurdwara & Ganesh Mandir at Haripur City
  • Krishna Temple at Main Bazar[25]
  • Maa Shairan Wali Temple at Main Bazar[26]
  • Shiv Mandir at Rehmania Bazar

Karak DistrictEdit

Kohat DistrictEdit

  • Valmiki Mandir

Malakand DistrictEdit

Mansehra DistrictEdit

Mardan DistrictEdit

  • Laxmi Narain Mandir
  • Guides Infantry Temple at Hoti[32]

Nowshera DistrictEdit

  • Shiv Mandir

Peshawar DistrictEdit

Swat DistrictEdit


Baba Ram Thaman Shrine in Kasur district
Bavalakh Nath Temple in Jhang

Attock DistrictEdit

Bahawalpur DistrictEdit

Bahawalnagar DistrictEdit

Rahim Yar Khan DistrictEdit


Bhakkar DistrictEdit

Chakwal DistrictEdit

Chiniot DistrictEdit

  • Bara Mandir was built by Maharaja Gulab Singh.[42]
  • Mandir at Moza Suliaman
  • kartari lal mandir(inside Lahori gate)

Dera Ghazi Khan DistrictEdit

  • shiv mandir

Faisalabad DistrictEdit

  • Hanuman Mandir at Ashrafabad
  • Sita-Ram Temple at Jhang Bazar Chowk

Gujranwala DistrictEdit

Gujrat DistrictEdit

Hafizabad DistrictEdit

Jhang DistrictEdit

  • Bawalal nath mandir
  • Massan mandir

Jhelum DistrictEdit

Kasur DistrictEdit

Khanewal DistrictEdit

  • Hindu Temple at Mian Channun
  • Sita Kund Mandir at Kabirwala
  • Lachman Chotra at Kabirwala
  • Ram Chotra at Kabirwala

Khushab DistrictEdit

Lahore DistrictEdit

Layyah DistrictEdit

Lodhran DistrictEdit

  • Hindu Temple at Danwaran

Mandi Bahauddin DistrictEdit

  • shiva temple

Mianwali DistrictEdit

Multan DistrictEdit

Muzaffargarh DistrictEdit

  • krishna temple

Nankana Sahib DistrictEdit

Narowal DistrictEdit

Okara DistrictEdit

Pakpattan DistrictEdit

Rajanpur districtEdit

  • krishna temple

Rawalpindi DistrictEdit

Sahiwal DistrictEdit

  • shiva mandir

Sargodha DistrictEdit

Sheikhupura DistrictEdit

  • Hindu temple at Pind Mirowal Moridke

Sialkot DistrictEdit

Toba Tek Singh DistrictEdit

  • Sri Sanatam Dharm Sabha Mandir

Vehari DistrictEdit

  • Shiva Mandir


Temples in Sindh province:

Badin DistrictEdit

Dadu DistrictEdit

Ghotki DistrictEdit

Hyderabad DistrictEdit

  • ISKCON Hyderabad, Sindh
  • Shiv temple, Hyderabad
  • Durga Shiv Mandir at Circuit House
  • Maa Kali Mandir
  • SSD Dham Mandir at Shahi Bazar

Jacobabad DistrictEdit

  • Baba Kalyan Dass Mandir
  • Bhagwan Shiv Mandir at Ladies Market
  • Lal Sain Mandir at Bhahan Bazar
  • Nandro Mata Waro Mandir at Chenchri Ghitti
  • Sach Khand Dham
  • Shive shankar Mandir at Peti Bazar
  • Swami Kirshan Gir Darbar (Kundan Gir Marri)

Jamshoro DistrictEdit

Karachi DistrictEdit

Kashmore DistrictEdit

Khairpur DistrictEdit

  • Jhulay Lal Temple at Hindu Mohalla, Choondiko
  • ISKCON centre at Thari Mirwah

Larkana DistrictEdit

  • ISKCON Larkana
  • Chidakashi darbar Temple, Karma bagh
  • Krishna temple
  • Shivala temple

Matiari DistrictEdit

Mirpur Khas DistrictEdit

  • Shiv Temple at Laghari
  • Naon Nath Asthan Digri
  • Lal shiv mandir
  • Shiv Temple at Heerabad
  • Shiv temple Malhi Goth (Baghat)

Kot ghulam Muhammad

Naushahro Feroze DistrictEdit

  • Darbar Sahib at Halani

Qambar Shahdadkot DistrictEdit

Sanghar DistrictEdit

Sujawal DistrictEdit

  • Shiv Mandir at Takanu in Jati Sujawal

Shikarpur DistrictEdit

Sukkur DistrictEdit

Tando Allahyar DistrictEdit

Tando Muhammad Khan DistrictEdit

Tharparkar DistrictEdit

Thatta DistrictEdit

  • Baba Srichand Darbar
  • Guru Nanak Saheb at Mirpur Bathoro
  • Hanuman Mandir at Cinema road
  • Jhule Lal Mandir Behrani at Goth
  • Jhule Lal Mandir at Main Shahi Bazar
  • Jhule Lal Mandir in a house at Sonara Bazar
  • Makli Temple at Makli
  • Mata Singh Bhawani Mandir at Makli
  • Nath Marhi Mandir
  • Seetla Mata Mandir in a house at Sonara Bazar
  • Shiv Mandir at Maheshwari Mohala
  • Shree Mamai Dev Ashthan at Makli

Umerkot DistrictEdit

  • Aasmaniyan Ro Thaan at Umarkot
  • Dado Khetaram Mandir at Pithoro
  • Dargh Pir Pithoro at Pithoro
  • Kali Mata Temple[80]
  • Krishna Mandir at old Amarkot
  • Mandir at Cheelh
  • Ramdev Mandir at Goth Jafar Khan Dal
  • Umarkot Shiv Mandir at old Amarkot[81]
  • Shri Muralidhar Mandir at Umarkot
  • Shri Rattan Gir Goswami Mandir at Umarkot
  • Majisa Batyani and Dado Sawai Singh Rathor Thaan (Dori Than) near moti chowk Amarkot


A survey carried out by All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement Pakistan's revealed that out of 428 Hindu temples in Pakistan that existed before Partition, only around 20 survive today and they remain neglected by the Evacuee Trust Property Board which controls those, while the rest had been converted for other uses.[82] Nearly 1000 active and former Hindu temples were attacked in 1992 riots and in other attacks like the 2014 Larkana temple attack, 2019 Ghotki riots, and the 2020 Karak temple attack.[83] Idols in some temples in Pakistan have gone missing and the ponds outside those temples that are considered necessary for a holy dip are drying up due to neglect, which has irked the Supreme Court of Pakistan.[84] However, some of the closed temples have been reopened following the Court rulings,[85] and government intervention.[86]

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ Demolished in December 2020 again[27][28]
Further reading
  • Arun Shourie and Sita Ram Goel, 1990, Hindu Temples: What Happened to Them"
  • Anthony Gordon O'Brien, 1996, The Ancient Chronology of Thar: The Bhāṭṭika, Laukika, and Sindh Eras
  • Reema Abbasi, 2014, Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience
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  2. ^ "Hindu's converge at Ramapir Mela near Karachi seeking divine help for their security". Times of India. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. ^ Kalhoro, Zulfiqar Ali (2018-02-27). "The thriving Shiva festival in Umarkot is a reminder of Sindh's Hindu heritage". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  4. ^ "Contractor blasting through Tharparkar temple in search of granite". The Express Tribune. 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  5. ^ Kashmir Heritage - Barnala Bhimber Temple, AJK Tourism and Archaeology Department
  6. ^ "Most Hindu temples in Pakistan in ruins, ancient worship places falling apart: Report". Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  7. ^ Forgotten Atrocities: Memoirs of a Survivor of the 1947 Partition of India By Bal K. Gupta (Page No. 5), Google Books
  8. ^ Raghunath temple old Mirpur Kashmir, Wikimedia Commons
  9. ^ a b Are there any Hindus left in the Pakistan Administered Kashmir (Kashmir)?, Quora
  10. ^ a b Old Hindu Temple Mandar, Tripadvisor
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  12. ^ "Steeped in history: Centre of Hindu, Buddhist learning lies hidden in Neelum". The Express Tribune. 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
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  21. ^ Another old Hindu temple demolished in Haripur in Islamic Pakistan., Struggle for Hindu Existence
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  23. ^ a b Temples Of Kafir Kot & Bilout, Pakistan Geotagging
  24. ^ Gurudwara Kali Devi, Distt Dera Ismail Khan, World Gurudwaras
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  26. ^ Temple at Hurripore (Hazara District) The British Library
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  32. ^ Hindu Guides Infantry Temple: The bell that rings no more
  33. ^ [1] Tribune Pakistan
  34. ^ Historic site demolished in Nankana Sahib DNA India
  35. ^ Night of Shiv: Shivratri festival begins at Dargah Pir Ratan Nath The Express Tribune
  36. ^ Gor Khattree and Gorakhnath Temple, Peshawar,
  37. ^ Goddess Kali Temple In Peshawar To Be Renovated For The First Time Since Partition India Times
  38. ^ Pakistan declares Panj Tirath site as national heritage The Hindu Business Line
  39. ^ Hindu temple sealed, two held for illegal repair work Dawn (newspaper)
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  41. ^ "PM takes notice of mob attack on temple".
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  43. ^ "The legend of Atmaram Ji's Samadhi". 28 May 2019.
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  45. ^ Mari Indus Hindu temple in Pakistan MSN.
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  47. ^ Krishna Temple — the only worship place for twin cities’ Hindus Dawn (newspaper)
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  60. ^ Temple Google Maps
  61. ^ Hindu Temple in Sheesh Mahal Google Maps
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  63. ^ Hindu Temple at Qila Kalar Wala By Ucha Jajjah. Imglore
  64. ^ Yagna at Mata Katyayani Temple in village Kakran, District Kulgam, Kashmir. IBTL
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  66. ^ Raghunath Temple. Google Maps
  67. ^ Sialkot Hindu temples in Pakistan MSN.
  68. ^ Once populated with temples, only traces of Hinduism remain in Laki, Dawn (newspaper), 17 April 2017.
  69. ^ Naval Mandir,
  70. ^ Temple turns into slaughterhouse, The News International, 10 October 2006.
  71. ^ Historic Shiv Mandir makes way for a Pir , The News International, 10 October 2006.
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  73. ^ 1500 Year Old Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Karachi, Pakistan
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  75. ^ Recycling history: And all of Hanuman's men put this temple together again , The Express Tribune, 20 Feb 2012.
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  78. ^ Kalika Cave Temple,
  79. ^ Sadhu Bela Hindu temples in Pakistan, MSN.
  80. ^ Amarkot Hindu temples in Pakistan, MSN.
  81. ^ Thar Hindu temples in Pakistan, MSN.
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