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 Kashmir edit

Bhimber District edit

  • Shiv Temple at Barnala[5]

Kotli District edit

Mirpur District edit

Muzaffarabad District edit

Neelum District edit

Poonch District edit

  • Mandhol Sun Temple at Mandhole

Balochistan edit

Hawan at Hinglaj Mata temple

Lasbela District edit

Dera Bugti District edit

Harnai District edit

Kachhi District edit

Kalat District edit

Khuzdar District edit

  • Ramdev Ji Mandir , Gajozai
  • ISKCON centre, Khuzdar

Loralai District edit

Mastung District edit

Nasirabad District edit

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

Quetta District edit

Sibi District edit

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

Zhob District edit

  • Hindu temple, Zhob
  • Arya Samaj Temple, Zhob[18]

Islamabad edit

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa edit

Mansehra Shiva Temple

Abbottabad District edit

  • Araya Temple at Nawanshehr Area
  • Krishna Temple [20]
  • Tramsal Temple in Jarral

Dera Ismail Khan District edit

Haripur District edit

  • Bara Dari Temple at Sarai Saleh
  • Gurdwara & Ganesh Mandir at Haripur City
  • Krishna Temple at Main Bazar[24]
  • Maa Shairan Wali Temple at Main Bazar[25]
  • Shiv Mandir at Rehmania Bazar

Karak District edit

Kohat District edit

  • Valmiki Mandir

Malakand District edit

Mansehra District edit

Mardan District edit

  • Laxmi Narain Mandir
  • Guides Infantry Temple at Hoti[31]

Nowshera District edit

  • Shiv Mandir

Peshawar District edit

Swat District edit

Punjab edit

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

Attock District edit

Bahawalpur District edit

Bahawalnagar District edit

Rahim Yar Khan District edit


Bhakkar District edit

Chakwal District edit

Chiniot District edit

  • Bara Mandir was built by Maharaja Gulab Singh.[41]
  • Mandir at Moza Suliaman
  • kartari lal mandir(inside Lahori gate)

Dera Ghazi Khan District edit

  • shiv mandir

Faisalabad District edit

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

Gujranwala District edit

Gujrat District edit

Hafizabad District edit

Jhang District edit

  • Bawalal nath mandir
  • Massan mandir

Jhelum District edit

Kasur District edit

Khanewal District edit

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

Khushab District edit

Lahore District edit

Layyah District edit

Lodhran District edit

  • Hindu Temple at Danwaran

Mandi Bahauddin District edit

  • shiva temple

Mianwali District edit

Multan District edit

Muzaffargarh District edit

  • krishna temple

Nankana Sahib District edit

Narowal District edit

  • Bhairavnath Temple at Zafarwal
  • Hindu temple in Zafarwal
  • Durga Mandir at Darman, Shakargarh
  • Hindu Temple at Farooq Gunj Mohalla
  • Shiva Temple at Sukhochak
  • Krishna Temple at Sukhochak
  • Digambar Jain Temple in Narowal
  • Jain Mandir in Sankhatra

Okara District edit

Pakpattan District edit

Rajanpur district edit

  • krishna temple

Rawalpindi District edit

Sahiwal District edit

  • shiva mandir

Sargodha District edit

Sheikhupura District edit

  • Hindu temple at Pind Mirowal Moridke

Sialkot District edit

Talagang District edit

Toba Tek Singh District edit

  • Sri Sanatam Dharm Sabha Mandir

Vehari District edit

  • Shiva Mandir

Sindh edit

Parbrahm Ashram

Temples in Sindh province:

Badin District edit

Dadu District edit

Ghotki District edit

Hyderabad District edit

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

Jacobabad District edit

  • 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 District edit

Karachi District edit

Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple in Karachi's Soldier Bazaar

Kashmore District edit

Khairpur District edit

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

Larkana District edit

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

Matiari District edit

Mirpur Khas District edit

  • 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 District edit

  • Darbar Sahib at Halani

Qambar Shahdadkot District edit

Sanghar District edit

Sujawal District edit

  • Shiv Mandir at Takanu in Jati Sujawal

Shikarpur District edit

Sukkur District edit

Kalka Cave Temple in Rohri

Tando Allahyar District edit

Tando Muhammad Khan District edit

Tharparkar District edit

Sant Nenuram Ashram

Thatta District edit

  • 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 District edit

  • 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

Threats edit

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 also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ Demolished in December 2020 again[26][27]

References edit

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  68. ^ Once populated with temples, only traces of Hinduism remain in Laki, Dawn (newspaper), 17 April 2017.
  69. ^ Naval Mandir,
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Further reading edit

  • 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