‘Maa’ for Hindus and ‘Nani Ka Haj’ for Muslims, Pilgrims who have visited Hinglaj Shakti Peeth located in Balochistan, Pakistan, say that the Peeth is more difficult than that of Amarnath. There is no difference between Hindus and Muslims.
About Hinglaj Temple: The Hinglaj temple is said to be more than 2000 years old. It is not easy to distinguish between Hindus and Muslims here. Sometimes, temple priests are also seen wearing Muslim caps. Hindus and Muslims worship the mother Goddess together. Hindus worship her as a mother in this temple, while Muslims call her ‘Nani’s Hajj’. Apart from Afghanistan, Egypt, and Iran, people from Bangladesh, America, and Britain also come here for ‘darshan’.
Hinglaj Mata Temple is located on the banks of the Hingol River in Hinglaj, Balochistan province. The journey to this temple is very challenging. Previously, it took 45 days to reach the temple. Even now, the pilgrims have to encounter many obstacles on the way.
Although there is no idol of the mother here, a rock in a small natural cave is worshiped as Hinglaj Mata. It is said that devotees have to take two vows before coming to the temple. The first resolution is to retire after seeing the mother and the second is not to give water from your jug to fellow travelers. It is believed that in a way, these resolutions are aimed at testing the devotees. If this is not done then the journey is not considered complete.