Nagarparkar Jain Temples

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Nagarparkar Jain Temples
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Nagarparkar Jain Temples is located in Sindh
Nagarparkar Jain Temples
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Nagarparkar Jain Temples is located in Pakistan
Nagarparkar Jain Temples
Nagarparkar Jain Temples (Pakistan)
LocationKaroonjhar Mountains, Sindh, Pakistan
Coordinates24°21′21″N 70°45′16″E / 24.35583°N 70.75444°E / 24.35583; 70.75444Coordinates: 24°21′21″N 70°45′16″E / 24.35583°N 70.75444°E / 24.35583; 70.75444
TypeJain temples and mosque
Jain Temple, Nagarparkar (Pakistan).

The Nagarparkar Jain Temples (Urdu: نگرپارکر جین مندر) are located in the region around Nagarparkar, in Pakistan's southern Sindh province. The site consists of a several abandoned Jain sacred temples. There is also a mosque which is heavily influenced by the architectural style of the temples. Buildings in the region date from the 12th to the 15th centuries. This is a period when Jain architectural expression was at its highest.

These ancient Pakistanian temples were put on the list for UNESCO World Heritage status in 2016 as the Nagarparkar Cultural Landscape.[1] Therefore they can be considered as the "National Jain Temple of Pakistan", a potential for Gujarati Indian Yatris respectively.

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  1. "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved 16 September 2017.