Pakistan is one of the official Islamic republics in the world. The country was created during the partition of India in 1947. During the time, thousand of Hindus preferred to become the citizens of Pakistan. As per the current information, population of the Hindu is 1.6% of the total population.
The country has many historical temples located in the various provinces, mostly in the Sindh. In this article, we have compiled a list of the most popular Hindu temples in Pakistan for your religious tour.
5 Most Popular Hindu Temples in Pakistan for Religious Tour
1. Sun Temple, Multan
The Sun Temple is the ancient Hindu temple which is dedicated to the Shurya. The temple is located in Multan, Punjab. As per the belief, Sun Temple was built by Samba, son of the Lord Krishna. The temple is so much ancient that it was mentioned by Greek Admiral Skylax as well as Herodotus.
- Address: Sun Mandir, Nr. the High Court of Multan, Multan City, Pakistan.
2. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Karachi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is the temple dedicated to the NarNarayan Dev Gadi, located in the city of Karachi in Pakistan. This temple is the lone Swaminarayan temple in the country, which was built in the year 1849. The temple is being visited by the small groups of Ahmedabad every few years.
- Address: M. A. Jinnah Road, Karachi, Pakistan
3. Jagannath Temple, Sialkot
The Jagannath Temple was built in the early 2007 with the grant of 2,00,000 rupees by the Government. The Jagannath Temple is dedicated to the God Jagannath and located on the Sialkot’s Paris Road.
- Address: The Jagannath Temple, Paris Road, Sialkot, Pakistan.
4. Krishna Mandir, Lahore
Krishna Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Krishna. The temple is located in Wachhowali, Rang Mahal in the city of Lahore in Pakistan. In the year 2005, The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) allocated 1.2 million rupees for the extension and renovation of the temple.
The work of the renovation and extension was completed in the year 2006. It is also one of the most popular Hindu temples in Pakistan.
- Address: Krishna Mandir, Wachhowali, Rang Mahal, Lahore, Pakistan.
5. Hinglaj Mata Temple
Hinglaj Mata Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hinglaj Mata. The temple is located in the town Hinglaj in the district of Lasbela in Balochistan. The temple is situated in the middle of the Hingol National Park. The temple is considered as one of the Shakti Peethas of the goddess Sati. It is one of the most historical Hindu temples in Pakistan.
- Address: Hinglaj Mata Mandir, Hinglaj, District Lasbela, Balochistan, Pakistan.
Article last re-published on February 25, 2020.