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Visiting Hinglaj Mata Temple in Pakistan

Goddess Hinglaj Ma is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. The popular belief is that when Lord Vishnu cut the body of Goddess Sati to stop Shiva’s lament after Sati’s death which was unsettling the universe; part of her head fell at Hinglaj or Hingula. Thus this is one among the 51 Shaktipeeths. The deity takes her name from the mountain cave Hinglaj on the Makran coast in the Lyari District of Balochistan in Pakistan.

Visiting Hinglaj Mata Temple is a must for Hindus from Kutch in Gujarat. But with strain in relationship between Pakistan and India, Kutchhi Hindus have stopped visiting the temple.
Now a group of Kutchhis have again started the pilgrimage to Hinglaj Mata Temple, which is located 280 km from Karachi.

Hinglaj Mata Yatra Address

Veersi Mal K. Dewani
Chief Organizer
Shri Hinglaj Sewa Mandli
House No : 100, Swami Narain Temple Estate,
M. A Jinnah Road,
Karachi , Pakistan,
Tel : 0092-21-262 44 85.

Suneel Parwani,
Associate Organizer,
P. O. Box No : 25047,
Dubai - U. A.E
Tel : 9714-3531986
Fax : 9714-3530394
Mobile : 97150-5643430
E-Mail : heenadxb@usa.net

Narinder H.Thawrnai,
 Laxmi Industrial Estate,
New Link Road,
Andheri ( W ),
Mumbai - 400 053.
Tel : 91-22-632 3319 
Fax : 91-22-636 0310
E-Mail: coastal@vsnl.com

Times of India writes about the visit to Hinglaj Mata Temple in Pakistan
For any Kutchhi Hindu, a visit to Hinglaj Temple is the ultimate pilgrimage. In ancient times, a person who returned safely after completing the trip then the temple was located in a dense forest was not cremated, but buried and worshipped as a deity.

One would expect that every Kutchhi, true to his faith, would take this pilgrimage, especially now that with technology and infrastructure, the temple is accessible. But, hardly does any Kutchhi travel there as the temple is located in Baluchistan, 280 km from Karachi in Pakistan. With misconceptions, fear and suspicion rife about the neighbouring country, very few like to take the challenge.

Among those few is a group of four led by Kishore Chauhan, an adventure tourist, who is also the president of youth hostel in Kutch and a sadhu from Vandhai village. This group ventured to Hinglaj via Munabao in Rajasthan on May 7.
To their surprise, their trepidation had been baseless as they were welcomed with warmth by Pakistani locals as well as authorities. Overwhelmed, Chauhan has now taken it upon himself to help the Kutchhis take the trip to Pakistan for the holy pilgrimage.

"I would like to encourage as many pilgrims to visit Hinglaj Mataji temple as I can. I am ready to provide all necessary guidance to anybody who wants to take the challenge," Chauhan says.
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