Raghunath Temple, Mangla Dam

Raghunath Temple is located under the water of Mangla Dam at Mirpur District, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.[1] This temple is dedicated to Shiva.[2] We can't see this temple because the temples and whole of Mirpur city are sunk in Mangla Dam after the construction of Mangla Dam began in 1961.[3] Now The remains of Old Mirpur are now under the waters of the Mangla Dam. As water levels recede, the remains of old houses and Hindu Temples reappear too. This temple is one of the historical temples in Mirpur City.[4]

Raghunath Temple, Mangla Dam
Ruin View of Raghunath Temple at Mangla Dam..jpg
Ruin View of Raghunath Temple at Mangla Dam.
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictMirpur
DeityShiva
Location
LocationMangla Dam
State Azad Kashmir
Country Pakistan
Raghunath Temple, Mangla Dam is located in Azad Kashmir
Raghunath Temple, Mangla Dam
Shown within Azad Kashmir
Raghunath Temple, Mangla Dam is located in Pakistan
Raghunath Temple, Mangla Dam
Raghunath Temple, Mangla Dam (Pakistan)
Geographic coordinates33°11′55.6″N 73°45′12.4″E / 33.198778°N 73.753444°E / 33.198778; 73.753444Coordinates: 33°11′55.6″N 73°45′12.4″E / 33.198778°N 73.753444°E / 33.198778; 73.753444
Architecture
TypeHindu Temple

Mangla Dam was constructed primarily as the backbone of the natural economy and a replacement for the depleted eastern river flows.[5] The water that was released in 1967 submerged the whole of Old Mirpur city and 260 villages.[6]

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  1. ^ Thakur, Kamal (2020). Temples of Pakistan: Balochistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Islamabad Capital Territory and Gilgit-Baltistan (Volume - I). Notion Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-1636062419.
  2. ^ Prakhar Gupta (29 March 2016). "Are there any Hindus left in the Pakistan Administered Kashmir (Azad Kashmir)?". Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  3. ^ The Kashmir (30 July 2009). "Hindu Temples in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir". Wordpress. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  4. ^ DAWN. "Old Mirpur Azad Kashmir PKG". YouTube (in Hindi). Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  5. ^ Cam Broadcast. "Darbar and Mandir inside dry Mangla Dam Mirpur Azad Kashmir". YouTube. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  6. ^ Trip Advisor. "Old Hindu Temple Mandar". Retrieved 1 October 2020.

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