Pakistan declared the Panj Tirath (Hindu Pilgrimage Site) it's National Heritage.
- Panj Tirath is a Hindu religious and pilgrimage site located in the Hashtnagri neighborhood of Peshawar, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
- It is estimated that Panj Tirath is around 1000 years old pilgrimage site 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 the National Heritage site of Pakistan.
- The site of Panj Tirath has a temple, five ponds/pools of water, and a landscaped lawn with palm trees.
- According to the historical facts, 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, especially during the month of Kartik or Karthikai ( Wednesday, 23 October and ends on Thursday, 21 November, of this year 2019) and spend two-three to days of time worshiping and chanting under the tree.
During the time period of the Mughal invasion of the Indian subcontinent in the 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 penalized 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.