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Sharda Temple, Neelum Valley, Azad Jammu & Kashmir


These ruins were once part of a busy temple complex dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sharda Devi, and were a sacred site for Hindu pilgrims. The temple is located in the village of Sharda, once a seat of learning for Hindu and Buddhist scholars.

Photographer: Ayesha Vellani