Shri HinghlajMata

This is sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus in general and for thedevotees of AADH SHAKTI " DEVI MATA" sect in particular is situated in a mountain cave "HINGLAJ" on river bank of "HINGHOL"at the tail of " KHEERTHAR" maintains called " KANRAJ" in TehsilLyari of Balochistan the province of Pakistan. It is considered one of thefamous and biggest "TEERATHS" of Indo Pak subcontinent.

It is about 170 miles(250 KM) fomr Karachi city - one has to go by road on main" Karachi - Quetta" Highway upto zero Point for about 75 miles and then by road towards west through Lyari town and then to signal Fauji Camp Stop, crossing Aghore River then through GoongiRiver and last stop to " Asha Pura " Sarai ( INN )

There are worship places of GANESH DEVA, MATA KALI, GURUGORAKH NATH DOONI, BRAHAM KUDH, TIR KUNDH, GURUNANAK KHARAO, RAMJAROKHA BETHAK, ANEEL KUNDH ON CHORASI MOUNTAIN, and the way CHANDRA GOOP, KHARIRIVER and AGHORE POOJA and the main the pilgrimage place ASTHAN OF MATA HINGLAJ.

Before pre-partition days, Rajput Kings come for pilgrimageof Hinglaj Mata from Rajasthan and Gujarat Provinces of India. There was no read and Yatris had to pass throughjungles, sandy routes, mountains, rivers, full of danger onthe back of camels or in Palkis from Karachi onwards andit take months in journey. But now the journey has becomeeasy and one can reach Mata Hinglaj from Karachi in 6 to 8hours in a private vehicle (Preferably 4 Wheel Drive).

This Teerath is famous and old in human history. The devoteesfrom all part of the world used to come for Hinglaj Mata Teerathsince centuries. Even Hindus Ram Avatar. Great Saint GuruGorakh Nath, Great Saint Guru Nanak Sahib, Dada Mekhan,Avtar of Laxman, and other great Saints, Rishes and Hindu scholarspaid visits to Hinglaj Teerath. In recent few years devotees from Africa and European countries have visited and performed HinglajMata Teerath.

Yatra 2000

In respect to the Hinglaj Mata Teerath Yatra, Shri Hinglaj SevaMandli every year makes arrangement of Yatra in the month ofApril in the form of JATHA means a huge and big group of around5000 people consisted of males, females, Kids from all parts of thestates of Pakistan of different languages and culture. These devoteesare dressed in red caps, flags, and banners of Hinglaj and basicallyit renew our past memories.

 

Yatra Gathering at Swami Narayan Temple Karachi

Departure of Yatra from Swami Narayan Temple Karachi

Picture of Holy Chander Goop

Picture of Ganesh Pooja Asthan (Hinglaj)

View of Agor River.

 

View of Agor River.

 

Posted On August 04, 2005 in Hinglaj Yatra 2005

Vinder ChaiThe long road aheadA 650km stripeDonkey CartHungol RiverNani Mandar

Nani Mandar: The turning to Nani Mandar is just before the bridge.

How now brown cow

How now brown cow: A solitary cow just off the turning to Nani Mandar.Hingol River 1

Hingol River 1: A view of the Hingol river from the track to Nani Mandar.Local Huts

Local Huts: En route to Nani Mandar.Group PhotoHingol National Park Sign

Hingol National Park Sign: Translation: "Hunting of wild animals and birds is banned - Wildlife Department Baluchistan"

Hinglaj Sign

Hinglaj Sign: "This way goes towards Hinglaj"

Groovy Mountain

Groovy Mountain: The remains of a fossilized sea bed.

Red Man A idol at Mata Hinglaj. This is a new addition.Mata Hinglaj Reception

Mata Hinglaj Reception: This is what greets one upon arriving at Mata Hinglaj. The main temples are from 15 minutes to 45 minutes walk from here. Jay Maa Kalye

Jay Maa Kalye: A sign next to the temple.Shiva

Shiva: A closeup. Next to the picture is the idol.Approaching the temple

Approaching the temple: The walk to the temple is through a rocky and mostly dry river bed.Untitled

Sign in Temple

Sign in Temple: From Top Left: "Riddhi" " Siddhi" From Bottom Left: "Shubh" " Laabh" Sign of "Om" Omkaar on Coconut Sign of "Swastik" means Pious and prosperity.

Painting of Lord Shiva

Painting of Lord Shiva:Valley

Valley: Walking to the temples in Nani Mander. An idyllic walk along the stream.Nani Mander Valley

Nani Mander Valley: The way to the temples.View from the Valley

View from the Valley: Looking up from the Nani Mander valley.Sign at Nani Mander

Sign at Nani Mander: Translation?En route

En route: On the way to Nani Mander.NLC Fibre Optic

NLC Fibre Optic: A fibre optic cable runs along the national highway.Old man

Old man: We had stopped to ask him directions to the mud volcanoes.Hingol river

Hingol river: Crossing the hingol river en route to hinglaj.Rockface

Rockface: weathered.A shrinr

A shrinr: On the way to the main shrine/temple.InsideHingol river bed

Hingol river bed: The hingol river bed is mostly dry. The river is up ahead, a bit to the right. There are supposed to be crocodiles here, but we didn't see any, at least not on this trip. Group PhotoLooking Down

Looking Down: Looking down from halfway up the bigger mud volcanoeSliding Down

Sliding Down: The fastest way getting down.RCD Highway

RCD Highway: Somwhere outside Karachi, on the way to the Makran coastal highway.Broken down truck

Broken down truck: en route...Rolling

Road to Hinglaj

Road to Hinglaj: en route...

Dry River bedHingol River bed

Hingol River bed: Dry as a bone.A lone hut

A lone hut: a lone hut on the way to hinglaj. (well there were three of them).At the Hingol

At the Hingol: Standing in the hingol river bed.Cracking up

Cracking up: it's dry, and drying even further

Fossilized Hill

Fossilized Hill:

An idol of Goddess Durga

An idol of Goddess Durga: Inside one of the main temples at Hinglach. This is a picture of an idol of Goddess Durga. Hinglaj Mata is one of 52 known shaktipeeths.

Rain shaped

Rain shaped: worn away over the years by the rain and the wind.Dusk

Dusk: Somewhere near the hingol river.

Sandy Hills

Sandy Hills:

Hingol River bed

Hingol River bed: A view of the hingol river, picture taken somewhere on the way to Hinglaj.

Sandstorm en route

Sandstorm en route: Sand storms are a frequent occurence on the Makran Coastal Highway. This one severly limited visibilty - every now and then a gust would sweep along even more sand bringing visibility to zero for a few seconds as it swept across the road. The wind was fast enough to carry along small pebbles.

River bed

River bed: The river bed, walking towards the temples at Hinglaj.

Approaching the Mud Volcanoes

Approaching the Mud Volcanoes: Driving to the mud volcanoes.

Driving

Volcanoe Crater 1

Volcanoe Crater 1: A picture of the smaller mud volcanoe. There is a large lake inside, with a gas bubbling up.

Crater 2

Crater 2: Another view of the lake in the smaller mud volcanoe.

View from the bottom

View from the bottom: Its a long way up.

View of Mud Volcanoe

View of Mud Volcanoe: Looking from the smaller mud volcanoe towards the larger one.

Climbing

Climbing: It's a steep climb, as can be seen in this picture.

Mud Crater

Mud Crater: Super quicksand...

View from the Volcano

View from the Volcano: Picture from the top of the largest mud volcano in the world.

In regards to the HINGLAJ MATA TEERATH YATRA , Shri HInlaj seva Mandli every year makes arrangement of Yatra in the month of April in the form of JATHA JATHA , which is a large group of around 5000 people consisting of mem,women and children of different languages and cultures from all the states of Pakistan. These devotees are dressed in red caps and carry flags and banners of Hinglaj and past memories are renewed.

for more information:

Contact For Visiting Hinglaj Yatra Place

 Veera Mal K.Dewani
Chief organizer
Shri HInglaj Sewa Mandir
House No.100 Swami Narain temple estate
M.A Jinnah Road
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-2624485


Sunder Das K.Dewani
Office secretary
Shri Hinglaj Sewa Mandir
A-30 Amir House
Civil Lines F.J Road,opp. PACC Cantt.Station Karachi
Pakistan
Tel:0092-21-5218109 , 0092-21-5652433

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