Hinglaj Mata also known as Hinglaj Devi, Hingula Devi and Nani Mandir, is a Hindu temple in Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, and is the middle of the Hingol National Park. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in Shaktism denomination of Hinduism. It is one of the two Shakti Peethas in Pakistan, other being Shivaharkaray. It is a form of Durga or Devi in a mountain cavern on the banks of the Hingol River.
The chief legend of Hinglaj Mata relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva against his wishes. Daksha organized a great yajna...READ MORE >>
After killing Ravana, exile Rama returns from exile to ascend to the throne of Ayodhya. A sage Kumbodhar explains that to cleanse himself of this sin, Rama should make a pilgrimage to Hinglaj Mata...READ MORE >>
Baba Keenaram was an Aghori ascetic born in Chandauli, India. Baba Keenaram is believed to be the originator of the Aghori sect. Hinglaj Mata is the Kuladevata (patron goddess) of the Aghoris. Aghoris are devotees of Shiva manifested as Bhairava, and monists who seek moksha from the cycle of reincarnation or saṃsāra. This freedom is a realization of the self's identity with the absolute...READ MORE >>
The Chandragup mud volcano is worshipped as an embodiment of Lord Shiva and hence called Baba Chandragup. Many pilgrims believe that Hinglaj’s temple may only be entered only after paying homage to Baba Chandrakup...READ MORE >>
Pilgrims from all over Pakistan and even India visit the temple,holding traditional red banners and wearing red-gold decorative head-scarves, which are associated with sanctuaries of Hindu goddesses, in this case Hinglaj Mata. What was once a journey of more than 150 kilometres (93 mi) by foot through the desert from the nearest road, is now made easy by the Makran Coastal Highway...READ MORE >>
The Shakti Pitha (Sanskrit: शक्ति पीठ, Śakti Pīṭha, seat of Shakti) are significant shrines and pilgrimage destinations in Shaktism, the goddess-focused Hindu tradition. There are 51 Shakti peethas by various accounts,of which 18 are named as Maha (major) in medieval Hindu texts. Hinglaj Mata Temple is one of the Shakti Pithas...READ MORE >>