Panj Tirath (Hindu Pilgrimage Site) of Pakistan declared as National Heritage.

Panj Tirath (Hindu Pilgrimage Site) of Pakistan declared as National Heritage

Panj Tirath (Hindu Pilgrimage Site) of Pakistan declared as National Heritage.

Panj Tirath is Hindu religious and pilgrimage site located in Hashtnagri neighbourhood of Peshawar, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

It is estimated that Panj Tirath is around 1000 years old pilgrimage site and for Hindu devotees.

The name Panj Tirath is derived from the five water pool ponds/pools located at the site.

Very recently it has been declared as the the National Heritage site of Pakistan.

The site of Panj Tirath has the temple, five ponds/pools of water, and a landscape lawn with palm trees.

According to the historical facts, the King Pandu (father of Pandavas) as mentioned in Mahabharata, belong to this place of Panj Tirath.

Then Hindu Devotees, regularly came here to take a holy bath in these five water ponds/pools, specially during the month of Kartik or Karthikai ( Wednesday, 23 October and ends on Thursday, 21 November, of this year 2019) and spend two-three days of time worshiping and chanting under the tree.

During the time period of mughal invasion to Indian subcontinent in year 1747 (Durrani dynasty), the site witnessed the heavy damage and was later restored after 80-90 years, by the local Hindu community, during the reign of Sikh rulers (1834) and the tradition of worship started again.

The Pakistan Government also publicize to penalise and announced a hefty fine of up to Rs 2 lakhs (Pakistani Rupees - approximately $1500) and uninterrupted 5 years of jail/imprisonment for any individual found guilty of damaging the historic site of Panj Tirath.

Important Links (External)

  1. Panj Tirath - Wikipedia

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