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Churrio Jabal Durga Mata Temple

  • Description:

    Churrio Jabal Durga Mata Temple (چوڙيو جبل, pronunciation: choo-ryo ja-bal) is situated on a hill named Churrio, located in Nangarparkar in the Tharparkar District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. This is a historic temple and is visited annually by 200,000 pilgrims on Shivratri.[1] Hindus bring cremated ashes of their departed beloveds to immerse in the holy water in the temple.[2] The valuable and multi-coloured hill supporting the temple is mined for its rare and expensive granite, which is posing a serious threat to the temple.[3] The name Churrio (Choryo)[4] is a word from Sindhi language, derived from a word (چوڙي), to be pronounced as (Choo-rree), which means ‘a bangle’; thus the word Churrio—an adjective in Sindhi language—means “belonging to/related to bangles”,[5] because in the vicinity of the hill there are a number of small villages that have historically remained attached to the profession of manufacturing bangles for women. These locally manufactured bangles are then transported out of the villages to the nearby towns like Nangarparkar up to Mithi in the west and Umerkot in the north. Accordingly, culturally, the women of the area dress in heavily embroidered clothes with bangles adorning their wrists.[6]

  • Type: Religious buildings
  • License# Public Domain
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Sindh
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  • Churrio Jabal, Nangarparkar, Tharparkar