Dargah Pir Ratan Nath Jee

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Dargah Pir Ratan Nath Jee
درگاہ پیر رتن ناتھ جی
Dargah Pir Ratan Nath Jee is located in Pakistan
Dargah Pir Ratan Nath Jee
Location within Pakistan
Geography
Coordinates 34°01′N 71°35′E / 34.017°N 71.583°E / 34.017; 71.583Coordinates: 34°01′N 71°35′E / 34.017°N 71.583°E / 34.017; 71.583
Country Pakistan Pakistan
State Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Peshwar
Locale Jhanda Bazar
Culture
Sanctum Shiva
Architecture
Architecture Hindu temple
Number of temples 1
History
Governing body Pakistan Hindu Council
Website http://www.pakistanhinducouncil.org/

Dargah Pir Ratan Nath Jee (Urdu: درگاہ پیر رتن ناتھ جی‎) is a Hindu temple located in Jhanda Bazar locality of Peshawar city, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The temple is dedicated to the lord Shiva and Maha Shivratri is the main festival.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

It is one of the few surviving Hindu temple in Peshawar, along with Kalibari Mandir and Goraknath Mandir, Gor Khatri. This is the only ongoing functional temple in daily use along with Kalibari Mandir. Court ordered the Evacuee Trust Property Board to open the Goraknath Mandir, Gor Khatri, which opens once a year on Diwali.[1][2][3][4]

January 2016 attack[edit]

In January 2016, two unidentified assailants escaped after shooting dead the government appointed policeman on guard at the temple.[2]

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