Karachi’s Hot Water Springs, Crocodiles and Sufi Shrine
Manghopir receives many visitors from far away. They come to bathe in a hall where they are charged Rs 3 and Rs 5 for children and adults, respectively. Hot- and cold-water springs run side by side at Manghopir, whose waters are known for their healing properties, particularly for skin diseases. Another attraction are the crocodiles that live in a pond which people visit with animal sacrifices. Many legends surround the shrine of Hazrat Manghopir and the crocodiles. Some people believe that the saint came from Saudi Arabia while others believe that he hailed from Khurrasan and arrived here in the 13th century. Muslims and Hindus refer to him as Jaraj.