The lone Jain temple standing across the border. (Photo: AP)
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800-Year-Old Jain Temple In Pakistan in Dire Need of Restoration 

At the heart of a desert in Southern Pakistan lies an abandoned 800-year-old Jain Temple. The deserted temple is buzzing with the sound of colony of bats which drown the voice of a lone devotee, reciting sacred Hindu texts inside the temple.

25-year old Aasan Das, a resident of the adjoining Virahvah village in Nagarparkar, comes to the temple every day. Like other locals, he doesn't follow the Jain religion, but likes to pray in the inner sanctum of the temple and read Bhagavad Gita.

The temple has 24 small rooms that are empty. Once, they housed carvings and statues. But now, the temple has fallen into disrepair.

Video Editor: Mohd Irshad Alam