Pakistan: Idols of Lord Shiva, Hanuman and Ganesh Unearthed From 1,500-Year-Old Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Karachi
Idols of Hindu dieties recovered from Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Karachi (Photo Credits: Videograb/Twitter)

Karachi, September 3: Several idols of Hindu deities were unearthed on Monday during a construction work at the historic Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Pakistan’s Karachi. According to reports of Pakistani media, idols of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman were found when the management of the holy shrine was renovating it ahead of Navaratri festival. Around eight to nine sculptures of Lord Hanuman were unearthed on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Pakistan: Sialkot's Hindu Temple Re-Opens After 72 Years.

The construction work started on Saturday. According to a report published in the Pakistani daily Dawn News, the temple management got the possession of the shrine back from squatters almost three months ago. The temple’s trustee Shri Ram Nath Maharaj told the Pakistani media house that over the years squatters had been building walls on temple land due to which the holy shrine became smaller. Hindu Temple Vandalised, Holy Books, Idols Burnt in Pakistan's Sindh Province.

Idols of Hindu Gods Found in Karachi Temple:

“We found some on the first day of work, then a few more on Sunday and then even more on Monday,” reported Dawn News quoting Maharaj as saying. Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman temple is one of the oldest temples in Pakistan. The idols were recovered at a depth of two to three feet. Some earthen pots, artefacts and idols of Sherawali Mata were also found during the renovation work. The temple is almost 1,500 year old. According to some legends, Lord Ram visited the place when he was in exile.