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Hindu pilgrims from UAE arrive in Pakistan to visit century-old temple

Hindu pilgrims from UAE arrive in Pakistan to visit century-old temple

A total of 250 Hindu pilgrims from India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are visiting the century-old temple. The special invitation of the Pakistan Hindu Council was highly appreciated by the pilgrims from several countries, Gulf Today says.

Hundreds of pilgrims from different corners of the globe are visiting the temple in Karak, where they will visit a century-old temple.

The Pakistani flag carrier on Saturday operated a special flight to facilitate the Indian pilgrims, who earlier in the day arrived in Pakistan through the Wagah-Attari border.

After the short stop upon arrival to Pakistan, the pilgrims plan to proceed to Karak in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where they will visit the Teri temple.

The temple in Teri village of Karak is devoted to Paramhans Ji Maharaj, a Hindu saint who died in 1919, and houses his mausoleum. It is the same temple that was restored on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan after vandalism in 2020.

The 159 Hindu pilgrims also set to visit the Katas Raj temple complex in Punjab’s Chakwal during their four-day tour, said Vankwani, also the patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council. During the press conference, it would be exchange of delegations between Pakistan and India on monthly basis.

“The year 2022 will begin between Pakistan and India with religious tourism,” Vankwani said adding that trade visits would also follow soon.