Chandragup

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Chandragup is a mud volcano located in Balochistan, Pakistan.[1]

Religious significance[edit]

Also known as Chandrakup, the volcano is considered holy by Hindus and is an important stop for pilgrims on their way to the shrine of Devi (goddess) Hinglaj.[2]

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  1. ^ Muddy Coasts of the World: Processes, Deposits, and Function, pp. 149, Gulf Professional Publishing, 2002, ISBN 9780444510198, ... The Las Bela Coastal Plain in Baluchistan is also renown for the occurrence of mud volcanoes (Snead 1964). The largest one of these, the Chandragup, forms an almost perfect cone 58 m high ...
  2. ^ Mud Volcanoes of Balochistan, Owais Mughal, 2 March 2007, All Things Pakistan, Accessed: 25 September 2012, ... Very close to Chandargup is an ancient Hindu temple called ‘Hinglaj temple’ or ‘Nani Temple’. There are many pronunciations of the word Chandragup in practise. Due to close proximity a Hindu temple to these volcanoes, it is very likely that the word Chandargup is actually derived from the word ‘Chandargupt’. Another word which locally mentions this group of volcanoes is ‘Chandra coop’ which means Volcanoes of the Moon ... The Hindus worship these mud volcanoes as the habitation of a deity Babhaknath ...

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Coordinates: 25°27′N 65°52′E / 25.450°N 65.867°E / 25.450; 65.867