Posted: 27.05.2011
 
Pari Nagar Jain Temple at Virawah The Jain temple of the deserted village Pari Nagar is situated at contemporary site of Virawah about 10 km north of Nagarparkar in district Tharparkar, Sindh province of Pakistan. According to Qasim Ali Qasim, Director, Department of Archaeology and Museums, government of Pakistan, it is presumed that the Great Rann of Kutch was once flooded and was a vast shallows of the...
Posted: 20.05.2011
 
Jain Temple at Nagarparkar Thar desert has a splendid collection of ancient Jain temples, testimony to the presence of colourful Hindu and Jain kingdoms in the past. One of these temples is situated at the western end of the main bazaar of the village Nagarparkar, Sindh province of Pakistan. The original name of the temple is unknown, but because of its place near the bazaar it is called "Bazaar Temple" by the...
Posted: 13.05.2011
 
Jain Temple at Bhodesar Thar desert has a splendid collection of ancient temples, testimony to the presence of colourful Hindu and Jain kingdoms in the past. Among these ancient sites the heritage of Bhodesar must be mentioned; in particular the decayed Jain temple is of special art historical interrest. Bhodesar is situated north-west of Nagarparkar beneath the Karoonjhar Hills, and is popular due to its small...
Posted: 06.05.2011
By Aakash Santorai
Jain Temple at Gori Whipped by desert sands for over 300 years, the Gori jo Mandar or Temple of Gori stands alone and abandoned in Tharparkar, a relic of a time and a culture long forgotten. No supplicant lights a candle to dispel the darkness, no devdasi (female devotee) perfumes the corridors with fragrant sticks, and the lilting melodies of sacred songs are no longer heard in this desolation. Only the...

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