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Panj Tirath: Sacred Hindu site now used as an amusement park warehouse in Pakistan

“Panj Tirath: Legal Battle Over a Sacred Hindu Site in Pakistan”, Bitter Winter, February 20, 2023:

“There are numerous ways of desecrating sacred religious sites, but using them as warehouses in an amusement park may well be one of the worst.

This is what happened to Panj Tirath, once a flourishing Hindu pilgrimage site in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The name Panj Tirath alludes to five water pools present in the site, which Hindu believe were connected with immediate disciples of the Pandava, the five sons of King Pandu who are the central characters in the Hindu epic “Mahabharata.”

Surely, the Panj Tirath site has been a Hindu pilgrimage center for some 1,000 years. After the Partition, only two dilapidated temples survived, and the area became part of a lease from the local government to the company operating the Chaca Younas Family Park….”

Read the full article at Bitterwinter.com

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