Organisers of the pilgrimage estimate that between 25,000 and 30,000 devotees visited the Hinglaj Mata temple this year. The numbers have grown over the past three years due to the opening of the highway that connects Karachi with Gwadar.
Most pilgrims come in buses, some come in private cars. Others, like Chetan Ram, Tagu Ram and Jugtia Ram, came on bicycles all the way from Karachi. The greater the suffering, they say, the greater the reward.