Hinglaj Mata Temple in Balochistan, Pakistan is a famous Shakti Peetha Temple. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Hinglaj Devi or Hingula Devi. The exact location of the temple is – Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, Pakistan, and is the middle of the Hingol National Park. It is one of the Shakti Peethas of the goddess Sati. Hingula Devi is a form of Goddess Durga.
Hinglaj Devi Temple is located in a small natural cave. It is a Swayambhu Shaktipeetha Temple. The Swayambhu (Self-originated) Shakti idol is smered with Sindoor (vermillion) which possibly terms the location as its Sanskrit name Hingula.
Other sacred temples / places around Hinglaj are..
Ganesha Temple, Kali Maa Temple, Gurugorakh Nath Dooni, Braham Kudh, Tir Kundh, Gurunanak Kharao, Ramjarokha Bethak, Aneel Kundh On Chorasi Parvat, Chandra Goop, Khaririver and Aghore Pooja.
Hinglaj Mata Yatra
Every year in April, four-day Hinglaj Mata Yatra is organised. The highlight of the four-day festival will be celebrated on the third day of the fest.
As per the legend, during the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva after the death of Goddess Sati, the head of the Goddess fell at this place. The legend also tells that this Shakti Peetha story has the association with sage Dadhichi.