List of Hindu temples in Pakistan

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.[1] Nearly 1000 active and former Hindu temples were attacked in 1992 riots and in other attacks like 2014 Larkana temple attack, 2019 Ghotki riots, 2020 Karak temple attack etc[2] 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.[3] However some of the closed temples has been reopened following the Court rulings,[4] and government intervention.[5]

Guru Balpuri Ashram in Thana Bulla Khan

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),[6] Shri Ramdev Pir temple (whose annual Ramdevpir mela in the temple is the second largest Hindu pilgrimage in Pakistan,[7] Umarkot Shiv Mandir (famous for its annual Shivrathri festival, which is one of the biggest religious festivals in Pakistan.,[8] Churrio Jabal Durga Mata Temple (famous for Shivrathri celebrations which is attended by 200,000 pilgrims) etc[9]

Azad KashmirEdit

Bhimber District, Pakistan
Kotli District, Pakistan
Mirpur District, Pakistan
Muzaffarabad District, Pakistan
Neelum District, Pakistan

BalochistanEdit

 
Hawan at Hinglaj Mata temple
Las Bela District
Kalat District
Quetta District

IslamabadEdit

Khyber PakhtunkhwaEdit

Abbottabad District
  • Araya Temple at Nawanshehr Area (in ruins)
  • Krishna Temple (old), Destroyed[22]
Dera Ismail Khan District
Haripur District
  • Bara Dari Temple at Sarai Saleh
  • Gurdwara & Ganesh Mandir at Haripur City
  • Krishna Temple at Main Bazar[26]
  • Maa Shairan Wali Temple at Main Bazar[27]
  • Shiv Mandir at Rehmania Bazar
Karak District
Mansehra District
Mardan District
  • Laxmi Narain Mandir
  • Guides Infantry Temple at Hoti[33]
Nowshera District
  • Shiv Mandir
Peshawar District

PunjabEdit

 
Baba Ram Thaman Shrine in Kasur district
 
The intact but abandoned Bavalakh Nath Temple in Jhang
Attock District
Rahim Yar Khan District
Bhakkar District
Chakwal District
Faisalabad District
  • Sita-Ram Temple at Jhang Bazar Chowk
Gujranwala District
Gujrat District
Hafizabad District
Jhelum District
Kasur District
Khanewal District
Khushab District
Lahore District
Layyah District
Lodhran District
  • Hindu Temple at Danwaran
Mianwali District
Multan District
Nankana Sahib District
Narowal District
  • Hindu Temple at Farooq Gunj Mohalla
  • Hindu Temple at Suchkochack
Okara District
Pakpattan District
Rawalpindi District
Sargodha District
Sialkot District

SindhEdit

Temples in Sindh province:

Dadu District
Ghotki District
Hyderabad District
Jacobabad District
  • 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
Karachi District
Kashmore District
Khairpur District
  • Jhulay Lal Temple at Hindu Mohalla, Choondiko
Matiari District
Mirpur Khas District
  • Shiv Temple at Heerabad
  • Shiv Temple at Laghari
Naushahro Feroze District
  • Darbar Sahib at Halani
Qambar Shahdadkot District
Sanghar District
Sujawal District
  • Shiv Mandir at Takanu in Jati Sujawal
Shikarpur District
Sukkur District
Tando Allahyar District
Tharparkar District
Thatta District
  • 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
  • Aasmaniyan Ro Thaan at Umarkot
  • Dado Khetaram Mandir at Pithoro
  • Dargh Pir Pithoro at Pithoro
  • Kali Mata Temple[76]
  • Krishna Mandir at old Amarkot
  • Mandir at Cheelh
  • Ramdev Mandir at Goth Jafar Khan Dal
  • Umarkot Shiv Mandir at old Amarkot[77]
  • Shri Muralidhar Mandir at Umarkot
  • Shri Rattan Gir Goswami Mandir at Umarkot

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notelist

  1. ^ Demolished in December 2020 again[28][29]
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
Citations
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  9. ^ "Contractor blasting through Tharparkar temple in search of granite". Express Tribune. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
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  27. ^ Temple at Hurripore (Hazara District) The British Library
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  65. ^ Naval Mandir, Rediff.com.
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  69. ^ 1500 Year Old Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Karachi, Pakistan
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  74. ^ Kalika Cave Temple, Rediff.com.
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