1300 years old temple of Lord Vishnu found in Pakistan, was built by Hindu king
The remains of a Hindu temple built about 1300 years ago have been found in the northwestern province of Pakistan. These remains of Lord Vishnu’s temple were found during excavation on a mountain in Swat district of western Pakistan.
The Hindu temple built 1,300 years ago has been discovered by Pakistani and Italian archaeological experts on the mountain in Swat district. Announcing the discovery on Thursday, Fazle Khaliq, official of the Archaeological Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that the temple discovered belonged to Lord Vishnu. He said that it was built by Hindus 1,300 years ago during the Hindu royal period.
The Hindu Shah or Kabul Shahis (850 1026 AD) was a Hindu dynasty that ruled Kabul Valley (eastern Afghanistan), Gandhara (modern-day Pakistan-Afghanistan) and northwestern India.
During the excavation, archaeologists have also found traces of cantonment and sentinel near the temple site. Experts also found a water tank near the temple, which they believe was used for bathing before worship.
Fazle Khaliq said that Swat district is home to a thousand years old archaeological sites and traces of Hindu royal period have been found for the first time in this area. The head of the Italian archaeological mission, Dr. Luca, said that it was the first temple of the Ghaghra civilization that was discovered in the Swahili district. Many Buddhist places of worship are also located in Swat district.