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نگرپاركر
City
Nagarparkar
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
District Tharparkar
Time zone PST
Nagarparkar City view from Karoonjhar Mountains

Nagarparkar (Urdu: نگرپاركر‎, Sindhi: ننگرپارڪر‎),original word Nangar Parkar is a town in Tharparkar District in Sindh province of Pakistan. Located at a distance of 150 km from Mithi, in Sindh, Pakistan.

Description[edit]

Bhudesar Mosque

The town is at the foot of the Karoonjhar Hills. It is situated at a distance of about 132 nbsp;km from the Indian border. At one time the area was under the sea, which had to be crossed; the name "Parkar" means "to cross over". Nagarparkar has on its north Taluka Chachro, and on its west is Taluka Mithi of Tharparkar District, while on east of it lies Barmer (Rajasthan) and on its south is Run Katchh. The area surrounding the city is a rocky belt called Parkar, and the remaining part is a sandy area.

The Karoonjhar hills surround Nagarparkar for 16 miles. The granite stone of this mountain is used for making tiles. There is a saying that the Karoonjhar hills provide 1-1/4 kilos of gold every day in the form of red granite stone, china clay, and honey. In summer, different sounds are audible from the rock due to sulphur deposits.

Demographics[edit]

Jain Temple of Bhodesar

The population of the taluka is 153,106, out of which 90,893 are Hindus and 62,213 are Muslims. There is one rest house beneath the Karoonjhar Mountain, but it partially collapsed during the 2001 earthquake. The town is an ancient place of Hindu worship. Sardharo, Anchlesar, and Jain temples are situated there.

Bhudesar Mosque[edit]

The Bhudesar Mosque was built by Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud Shah of Gujarat in 1505 AD. It is built in the Hindu/Jain architect style.

Jain Temples of Nagarparkar and nearby region[edit]

The region once had a significant Jain population. Shri Gaudi Parshvanth Stavan describes the Parkar country as the most glorious of all regions of India.[1] The remains of a number of Jain temples are popular tourist attractions and heritage sites in the region.[2]

  • Nagar ‘bazaar’ temple: It is present in the main bazar of the Nangar Parkar town. The structure of the temple, including the shikhar and the torana gateway is completely intact. It was apparently in use until the independence of Pakistan in 1947, and perhaps for some years even after that that. There is also a ruined temple outside of the town.
  • Bhodesar temples: Bhodesar, 3 miles from Nagar, was the region's capital during Sodha rule. Remains of three temples, are present. In 1897, two of them were being used as cattle stalls and the third had holes in the back. The oldest temple, was built in the classical style with stones without any mortar, built around 9th century. It is built on a high platform and reached by a series of steps carved into the rock. It has beautifully carved huge stone columns and other structural elements. The remaining walls are instable and partially collapsed. Parts of the building had been dismantled by the locals who used the bricks to construct their homes. It is perhaps the most spectacular of the monuments in Sindh. The two other Jain temples are said to have been built in 1375 CE and 1449 CE built of kanjur and redstone, with fine carvings and corbelled domes.
Karoonjar mountain temple
  • Karoonjar mountain temple: at the base of the mountain.
  • Viravah: There are a number of ruins of Jain temples here. One of the temples had 27 devakulikas in it. The ruins of legendary Parinagar are nearby. One of the temples is in good preservation.
  • Gori Mandir: 14 miles from Viravah. The legendary temple with 52 subsidiary shrines was built in AD 1375-6.

Climate[edit]

The area experiences extremes of climate due to the rocky terrain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shri Gaudi Parshvanth Stavan, Bhanvarlal Nahta, Shri Gaudi Parchvanath Tirth, Muni Jinavijaya Abhinandan Granth, Ed. Dalsukh Malvania, Jinavijayaji Samman Samiti, Jaipur, 1971, p. 263-275
  2. ^ Vanishing temples of Thar and Nagar Parkar, Ameer Hamza, Dawn, October 21, 2006 http://archives.dawn.com/weekly/gallery/archive/061021/gallery3.htm

Coordinates: 24°21′00″N 70°47′00″E / 24.35°N 70.7833°E / 24.35; 70.7833


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The News Teller

The News Teller
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:52:30 -0700

The MET office said that Nagarparkar received the most shower with 190 milimeter followed by Islamkot 113 mm, Badin 47 mm, Mirpur Khas and Mithi 38 mm, Parachinar 32mm, Dadu 28 mm, Dir 25 mm, Cherat and Chachoro 22 mm, Joharabad 21 mm, ...

DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:21:58 -0700

Meanwhile, it continued to rain in Lahore and several other cities in the country on Wednesday. Kakul received 65mm of rain, Chor 47mm, Mithi 42mm, Murree 40mm, Chachro 32mm, Nagarparkar 29mm, Joharabad 22mm, Kalam 12mm, Badin 8mm, Sahiwal ...
 
Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:05:07 -0700

Rainfall (MM): Dhaleli 64, Khanpur 39, Bahawalnagar 25, Parachinar 20, Barkhan 19, R Y Khan 18, Kot Addu 15, Nagarparkar 14, Layyah 10, Dadu & Kotli 09, Zhob 08, Jhelum & Bahawalpur (City) 06, Larkana & D G Khan 04, Khuzdar 03, Multan 02, Bhakkar ...
 
DAWN.com
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:14:59 -0700

Regarding the rain situation in the other parts of the province, he said that Nagarparkar received 17mm, Chachro 1mm, and Mithi received 4mm of rainfall. He said that the met department also issued a weather advisory that widespread rains ...
 
The News International
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:52:30 -0700

DERA GHAZI KHAN/ JHANG/ ISLAMABAD: People living in the villages located along the River Indus in Dera Ghazi Khan as well as Jhelum and Chenab in Jhang started shifting to safer places as floodwater destroyed crops cultivated on thousands of acres ...

ARY NEWS

ARY NEWS
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:55:41 -0700

PMD stated that Nagarparkar received the highest rainfall with 190 millimeter followed by Islamkot 113 mm, Badin 47 mm, Mirpur Khas and Mithi 38 mm, Parachinar 32 mm, Dadu 28 mm, Dir 25 mm, Cherat and Chachoro 22 mm, Joharabad 21 mm, ...

Aaj News

Aaj News
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:11:15 -0700

... malmjabba 53, Muzaffarabad 51, Garhi dupatta 41, Murree 40, Pattan 35, Lahore City 27, Peshawar A/P 26, Islamkot 24, Multan 22, Balakot 21, Mangla 20, Islamabad ( Z.P 19, Saidpur 12, Golra 08), Nagarparkar & Lahore A/P 17, Gujrat 16, Bhawalnagr 15, ...

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:48:45 -0700

According to the PHS, Hindu community here faced land grabbing, attacks and kidnappings while forced conversions, incidents of temple burning, rape and murders were reported from Sakrand, Ghotki and Nagarparkar districts in the year. "What is upsetting ...
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