LAHORE: The Hinglaj Devi Hindu temple , some 200km west of the city of Karachi in the desert of Balochistan, is understood for Hindu goddess Hinglaj however it’s an usual area for the Hindus as well as the Muslims that have actually been checking out the area for centuries.
Jürgen Schaflechner, an assistant professor at the Department of Modern South Asian Languages as well as Literary Works, South Asia Institute, College of Heidelberg, has created a substantial publication on the temple labelled, ‘Hinglaj Devi Identification, Change, as well as Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan’.
In a session at the Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), Schaflechner, in discussion with Sikander Bizanjo, exposed various aspects of the temple, including the building, cultural and also spiritual worth of the area.
He stated it was an essential place for several areas, including the Hindus and also Muslims. Previously, it was really tough to reach the website however it had come to be easily available after building and construction of the Makran Coastal Freeway. For several pilgrims, according to the author, the preference was a trip walking as most of them believe that the more discomfort they would certainly go through to get to the temple, the much more goodness they would certainly receive from the goddess.
Giving an example hereof, Mr Schaflechner stated the people of the location went to other temples, including Hinglaj Holy place, barefoot covering long distances walking. An annual festival at Hinglaj was likewise held for the last 3 decades, partly due to the building and construction of the Makran Coastal Highway, which linked the remote rural shrine with urban Pakistan.
In his book, the author included literary sources of Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, and Urdu together with comprehensive ethnographic research at the shrine, taking a look at the political and also cultural influences at the holy place as well as tracking the remote desert shrine’s rapid ascent to its existing condition as the most significant Hindu temple expedition site in Pakistan.