1,000-year-old Hindu temple in Pakistan open for visits and other rituals
1,000-year-old Hindu temple in Pakistan open for visits and other rituals
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1,000-year-old Hindu temple in Pakistan open for visits and other rituals

11:13 February 09, 2021 AA

An ancient Hindu temple, Shawala Teja Singh, has been standing for over 1,000 years in Pakistan and continuing to welcome its visitors from all over the world. Located in the city of Sialkot in Pakistan's Punjab province, the temple brings together many members of the Hindu community every Monday. In 2019, the temple was reopened for worship after it remained closed for 72 years following the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Hindus, the largest minority in Pakistan, make up 4% of the country's more than 200 million population. Pakistan is home to several sites revered by Hindus. The Katas Raj temple in the northeastern Chakwal district and Sadhu Bela temple in southern Sukkur district are the two most-visited rites by Hindus across the world.

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