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Hinglaj Mata (Rani ki Mandir)

  • Description:

    Hinglaj Mata (Hindi: हिंगलाज माता, Balochi: هنگلاج ماتا, Urdu: ہنگلاج ماتا, Sindhi: هنگلاج ماتا), also known as Hinglaj Devi, Hingula Devi and Nani Mandir, is a Hindu temple in Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, and is the middle of the Hingol National Park. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in Shaktism denomination of Hinduism.[1] It is one of the three Shakti Peethas in Pakistan, other two being Shivaharkaray and Sharada Peeth.[2] It is a form of Durga or Devi in a mountain cavern on the banks of the Hingol River.[3] Over the last three decades the place has gained increasing popularity and became a unifying point of reference for Pakistan’s many Hindu communities.[4] Hinglaj Yatra is the largest Hindu pilgrimage in Pakistan. More than 250,000 people take part in the Hinglaj Yathra during the spring.[5]

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Balochistan,_Pakistan
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  • Hinglaj Lasbela