PHC Delegation, headed by Patron-in-Chief Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, accompanied by District coordinator Dr. Shankar, Observer Harish Babu, PHC Team & Islamkot Civil Society visited Sardharo Shiv Temple, Nagarparkar.
Sardharo Dham or Sardharo Shiva Temple comprises four Hindu temples, a samadhi, and a pond. According to Hindu religious texts, Shiva once stayed at the site, and a tributary of River Ganga once fell into the pond.
According to Hindu mythology, the holy Ganges flows from Shiva’s hair. An avatar of Shiva in the form of a moorti is not placed in the temple. Instead, a carved yoni and lingam stone are used.
Today Hindus across Pakistan come here to pour the ashes of their dead, as it is not convenient for everyone to reach the River Ganges for the purpose. Therefore it is considered the most sacred temple by Hindus all over the country. The pond is fed by a natural spring. It also collects rainwater from Karoonjhar hills.