Hinglaj Mata temple is in Pakistan near Karachi. Here are some devotees. These kids are bonded labourers who work on the farms of the feudal lords in Pakistan. It is sad that kids are even today in bonded labor. How the feudal lords (fundamentalist in their own right) treat Hindu poor kids is beyond imagination.
I,nevertheless, loved the extremely expressive faces of these kids with innocence showing so clearly!
For children, it is great fun – especially for Thari children who remain confined to agricultural farms where many of them work as bonded labourers the whole year round.
Given their precarious social position in a feudal-dominated system, many of them will never be able to return to Hinglaj for a long time. But they can cherish the memory. (Pic courtesy: BBC)
Significance of Hinglaj Temple….
Hinglaj is a Hindu holy place, about 120Km NE of Karachi, on the Hingol
river in the Makran. The reputation of Hinglaj as a holy place precedes
the Arab invasion and the advent of Sufism to the Sindh region.