Famous Hindu Temples in Pakistan

Pakistan was created in 1947 as an independent country for Muslims . Today Muslims constitute 14 percent of India’s population while Pakistan is home to only 2 percent Hindus. Till 1947, Pakistan had 300 temples most of which were demolished after the destruction of Babri mosque in India. Others were abandoned or converted into mosque hotels or libraries, still there are a few sacred hindu temples in the land.

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Famous Hindu Temples in Pakistan

1. Jagannath Mandir, Sialkot

It is more than 1000 years old and was renovated in early 2007 by Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi. The main deity is lord Jagannath who is an incarnation of lord Vishnu.


Main Gods Worshipped: Lord Vishnu

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2. Hinglaj Mata Mandir

According to legend the head of Mata Sati fell here while Lord Vishnu slashed her body to pieces while lord Shiva did his Tandav. People also claim that Lord Rama atoned for his killing of Ravan here.The annual four day pilgrimage to the temple is in April and on the third the priest recite manra that help bring the wishes and prayers of devotees come true.


Distance from City:239 km
Main Gods Worshipped:Lord Shiva
Temple Timings: 5 am –8:30 pm
Time Taken: 1-2 hours
How to Reach:Nearest Airport: Jinnah International Airport

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3. Shri Varun Dev Mandir

It is situated on the outskirts of Manora Cant and is more than 160 years old. The main deity is Varun who is the god of the oceans and is admired for its fine architecture and beautiful craftsmanship.

  • Distance from City: 635 km
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Lord Varun
  • Time Taken: 1-2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Airport: Jinnah International Airport

4. Katas Raj Temple

According to legend this temple was where Pandavas spent their exile and the pool created around the temple is made up of Lord Shiva tears. It was said to be built in 3rd Century and described in the travelogues of Chinese Monk Faxian. Most of the temples are constructed on square platforms and when observed from a distance it seems like there are small rows of pillars that are roofed by a dome.

  • Distance from City: 16 km
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Lord Shiva
  • Time Taken: 1-2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Airport: Jinnah International Airport

5. Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir

According to legend the statue here was found in its natural state and is not man- made making it the only natural statue of Hanuman in the world which represents all five forms of the deity. Devotees from all over the world pay pilgrimage to lord hanuman here.

  • Distance from City: 36 km
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Lord Hanuman
  • Time Taken: 1-2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Airport:

6. Kalki Devi Cave

According to legend kalki devi stopped here on her way to Hinglaj and it is considered auspicious to visit this place on the first Monday of each month. There is an annual festival every September which sees devotees from all caste, creed and religion revere in the festivities.

  • Main Gods Worshipped: Kalki Devi
  • Time Taken: 1-2 hours

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