Temples In Nagarparkar – A Historical Site In Sindh

Filed in Gather Travel Essential by on November 9, 2007 0 Comments

On the auspicious event of Deepavali, I dedicate this article to all my Hindustani friends.
Happy Diwali To All My Hindu Friends.
These are some images from the ancient historical places of Nagarparkar Sindh Pakistan.
The very rare piece of history belongs to heritage of Jainism and Hiduism in a now remote part of Nagarparkar, Sindh, also known as the “Rinn Of Kachh” in the history books.

Following pictures are taken from the recent tour of Nagarparkar and Karunjhar Hills.

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A view of Naageshwar Hindu Temple

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Image of Lord Shankar Mahadev decorated with peacock feathers and a Trishul can be seen on the right.

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Various photos of Hindu saints and prophets inside Naageshwar Temple.

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Ruins of an ancient Jain Temple Nagarparkar, it is one the Gorhi temples located in
Nagarparkar and Karunjhar Mountains.

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These temples are supposed to have been constructed between 1375 and 1449 AD by
Jain Rajas There are miniatures, paintings and script carvings on the stone walls of temples
and many of them are tattered and unable to be recognized.

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Remnant of a stone carving, a horse rider holding a spear ready for a war. Below the
horse rider there is a strange manuscript unable to read.

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Another close-up of the stone carving, the script is supposed to be Gujarati language.
Only few stone sculptures and miniatures remain in those Jain temples.

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If someone from India is able to read this script, please translate it or at least tell me
the exact language.

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Expunged miniature painting on a vertical stone. These are depictions of the stories of fairies and saints according to Jainism. Yet unknown and untold to me.

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Another close-up of the above image, I’ll post an enlarged version of the manuscript
carved on the stone.

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Route map of Kasbo Site and Karunjhar Mountains. Nagarparkar borders
Rajhisthan, a province of India.

These are some glimpses from Thar (Desert) Visit. I’ll bring more images from the tour very soon.

All Images and Material, © 2007 Troopsman & MZS

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