Lord Vishnu’s 1,300- Year-Old Temple Discovered In Northwest Pakistan
The 1,300- year-old temple of Lord Vishnu was found during an excavation at Barikot Ghundai
A Hindu temple, believed to have been constructed 1,300 years ago, has been found by Pakistani and Italian historical specialists at a mountain in northwest Pakistan’s Swat district.
The discovery was made throughout an excavation at Barikot Ghundai.
Announcing the discovery on Thursday, Fazle Khaliq of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department of Archaeology said that the temple discovered is of Lord Vishnu.
It was built by the Hindus 1,300 years earlier during the Hindu Shahi duration, he said.
The Hindu Shahis or Kabul Shahis (8501026 CE) was a Hindu dynasty that ruled the Kabul Valley (eastern Afghanistan), Gandhara (modern-day Pakistan-Afghanistan), and present-day northwestern India.
During their excavation, the archaeologists likewise discovered traces of cantonment and watchtowers near the temple site.
The experts also found a water tank near the temple website which they believe was used for bathing before praise.
Fazle Khaliq stated that Swat district is house to a thousand-year-old historical sites and the traces of the Hindu Shahi duration have actually been discovered for the very first time in the area.
Dr Luka, the head of the Italian archaeological mission, stated this was the very first temple of the Ghandhara civilisation that was discovered in Swat district.
Numerous places of praise of Buddhism are likewise positioned in Swat district.
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