Hindu Temples in Pakistan

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir- Karachi

Pakistan has many sites which are sacred to the people of other religions. You can find Sikh Gurdwaras, Hindu Temples and Churches all over the country. There are many Hindu Temples in Pakistan. Most of them are obscured by the Hindu Community. Some famous temples are:

1. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

This temple is situated on Bunder Road in the old city area of Karachi. It is a huge complex spread over an area of 32,306 square yards. It was built in 1849. All the main Hindu religious festivals are celebrated in the huge complex of this temple.

2. Katsaraj Temples

According to some sources, this temple complex was built in 600 BC and is linked to the Mahabharata era. Since the partition in1947, these temples have been in a state of neglect but the present government has vowed to save this sacred site and has allocated a generous amount for the restoration of the complex. If all goes well, Hindu pilgrims will come here for the pilgrimages.

The complex houses three temples, The Ram Chandra temple, The Hanuman Temple and The Shiva Temple. All three temples are in dire need of repairs and the Government of Pakistan is making utmost efforts to restore the complex to its former glory.

3. Jagannath Temple

This temple was constructed in Sialkot in 2007 and is dedicated to the Hindu God Jagannath.

4. Hinglaj Temple

This temple is very sacred to the Hindus. It is situated on the Makran coast of Balochistan province. Hindus come here for annual pilgrimage. It is also known as Nani Mandir. The Muslims of that area hold it sacred too.

5. Shivaharkaray

The Shivaharkaray Temple is located near Parkai Railway Station Karachi. It is dedicated to the Goddess Durga.

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5 Responses to “Hindu Temples in Pakistan”
  1. bhupi says:

    it is said one of the Sakti peetha, probably most most important out of 51 was located in Swat vally, known in old books as Udyana Peetha, can any one tell me if it still exists, or other wise?

  2. R.L.Malhotra says:

    Dear sir/madam
    i belong to swat. Migrated to India much later after partition. I still have family members there who visit us as well as i also have been there. I have visited most of the sacred places related to hinduism and budhism over there including Ram Takht, Ram Kund, Butkarha, Ghalegay, Shingardar (shankar dwar) etc. But never ever heard of Odhyana Shakti Peeth. As per map location the place shown should not be more than 20 -25 km from Barikot where we stayed. However my relatives living in the vicinity of the place shown in map in 5 km radius also have not seen this placwe or heard of it. May be the enemies of civilization have destroyed it.
    with regards.

  3. ravi says:

    i love hindus temples in pakistan becz this temples having real story and it is a part of hindustan

  4. Name (required) says:

    aftab alam Islam

  5. Pradeep.M says:

    Adding to Bhupi,In Hinglaj (Or Hingula), southern Baluchistan a few hours North-east of Gawadar and about 125 km towards North-west from Karachi, one of the shakthi peetha is there where Bramharandhra (Part of the head) of Goddess sathi has fallen down.

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