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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.VisitingHinglajMataTemple 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 HinglajMataTemple, which is located 280 km from Karachi.Times of India writes about the visit to Hinglaj Mata Temple in PakistanFor any Kutchhi Hindu, a visit to HinglajTemple 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 cremate…