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TEMPLES IN PAKISTAN
Pakistan, being the land where many great nations came and settled, has a number of ethnicities harmoniously coexisting and celebrating festivals. Holi is one such festivity that commemorates the arrival of spring, the end of winter, and the blossoming of love. For many Hindus, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive. Known as the festival of colors, the festivities begin with people visiting their nearby temples or mandirs and then indulging in friendly exchanges and spraying colors over everyone. The canvas of care-free spraying of colors is what welcomes spring in every corner of the city, during the festival of Holi.
As festivities often begin at places of worship, let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful temples in Pakistan.
TEMPLES IN PAKISTAN
Here is a list of temples in Pakistan that are known for their beautiful architecture and historical significance.
1. SHRI PUNCH MUKHI HANUMAN MANDIR, KARACHI
2. SHRI HINGLAJ MATA TEMPLE, LAS BELA DISTRICT
3. KATAS RAJ TEMPLES, KALLAR KAHAR
4. KRISHNA MANDIR, LAHORE
5. SHIVALA TEJA SINGH TEMPLE, SIALKOT
6. GORAKHNATH TEMPLE, PESHAWAR
7. GURU BALMIK SWAMIJI’S MANDIR, RAWALPINDI
Today we will share about Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman mandir, Karachi. Its most famous temple of Pakistan and people got blessings of Panchmukhi Hanuman blessings over there.
SHRI PUNCH MUKHI HANUMAN MANDIR, KARACHI
Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir is a 1,500-year-old Hindu temple in Karachi. The temple spreads over 2,609 square feet and is located in Karachi’s famous Soldier Bazaar. It is the only temple in the world that has the natural statue of Lord Hanuman.
The Sindh Cultural Heritage (Preservation) Act of 1994 has declared it as a part of national heritage. According to the Hindu belief system, Lord Ram visited the temple site during exile, and sometime later a blue-and-white, eight-foot-tall statue of Hanuman was excavated from here. Devotees then built this temple here, and uphold the practice that circumambulating the Panchamukhi Hanuman idol 11 or 21 times fulfills any wishes of devotees. Over the years, renovations have taken place. In 2012 members of the Hindu community started renovating the temple, while during the 2019 reconstruction work, many new idols and artifacts were unearthed which have been placed inside the temple now.
Karachi is a city that is known for its thriving Hindu community, one of the many original inhabitants of the land. This community gives the city its unique demographic and adds to the city’s cultural diversity. A number of old temples can be found here.
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