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Shiv Mandir, Umerkot

  • Description:

    Umarkot Shiv Mandir (Urdu: شِو مندِر), also known as Amarkot Shiv Mandir, is a Hindu temple situated in Umerkot District, near Rana Jaageer Goth, in Sindh Province of Pakistan.[1] This temple is perhaps the oldest in Sindh. The temple is one of the most sacred Hindu place of worship in the Sindh[2] According to the legend, thousands of years ago a man used to nourish cows here, where there was wide patches of grown grass. But eventually he noticed that one of his cows would go somewhere else and give her milk to a Lingam nearby. The man kept an eye on his cow and investigated her peculiar behaviour. Subsequently, people visited the area and after checking they concluded that it was a Shiv Lingam. Thus, Shiv Mandir was built.[3] The current structure of the temple was built by a Muslim man a century ago.[4]

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# Public Domain
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Sindh
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  • Umerkot