The Punjab government will spend Rs20 million to remodel, renovate and expand a Krishna temple in Rawalpindi and expand it to suit more Hindu worshippers on celebrations and religious events, a media report said on Sunday
Krishna temple is the only functioning Hindu temple in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. There are two prayers held at the temple every day — one in the morning and one in the evening — which are attended by six or seven people.
Krishna temple is the main Hindu temple in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. There are two Pooja held at the temple on daily basis — one on the beginning of the day and one at night — which are gone to by six or seven individuals.
Mohammad Asif, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Deputy Administrator, said the government has released Rs 20 million to reconstruct the temple at the request of a member of the provincial assembly.
Hindus Population in Pakistan
Hindus are around 1.85% of Pakistan’s population. Hinduism is the second biggest religion in Pakistan after Islam, as indicated by the 1998 Census. Starting at 2010, Pakistan had the fifth biggest Hindu populace on the planet and PEW predicts that by 2050 Pakistan will have the fourth biggest Hindu population on the planet.
The small temple was built by Kanji Mal and Ujagar Mal Ram Rachpal in 1897 to serve people in nearby areas. After Partition, it became the only place of worship for Rawalpindi’s Hindus.