North East

Assam forum appeals to PM for restoring Baluchistan temple

Guwahati, Sept 27: The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) has reiterated its demand to revitalise the Hinglaj Mata Mandir, a shakti peeth located in Baluchistan, which has mythological connections with Kamrup Kamakhya legends.

PPFA in a statement urged the Union government in New Delhi to pursue with the Baluchistan authorities for necessary steps so that the Sanatani Baloch nationals can worship the deity without fear during Durga Puja festival next month.

The Hinglaj Mata temple in a cave on the bank of the Hingol river inside the Hingol National Park is a revered place for Hindus and thousands gather there to pray in front of Goddess Shakti with rituals.

President of the Free Baluchistan Movement said Baloch people have high regards for the shrine even though majority of them practise Islam.

PPFA has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a personal interest to activate diplomatic channels with an aim to revive the Hinglaj temple.

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