In Focus: Celebrating a Hindu Goddess in Muslim Pakistan

By David Schonauer   Monday February 11, 2019

Situated on an ancient trade route between East and West, Pakistan’s Balochistan province remains infused with centuries of Hindu, Zoroastrian, and Sufi heritage. Every spring, more than 40,000 people go there to honor the goddess Sati and cleanse their sins through a series of rituals during Hinglaj Yatra—the largest Hindu pilgrimage in the Muslim-majority nation, notes National Geographic, which features Matthieu Paley’s photographs — and video — of the yearly pilgrimage through a stark landscape.

Read the whole story at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.


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