The valley of Soon Skeaser is famous for its lush green meadows, pleasant climate, water bodies and historical places. This wonderful valley is situated in the central part of the province of Punjab, Pakistan. One of the distinguished architecture of the Soon valley is the ancient temple of “Ambh Sharif” which is located in the district Khoshab.
Ambh Sharif is actually the remains of a Hindu temple, the exact historical facts of which are unknown. Most portion of this Hindu sacred place has been destroyed and there are only two buildings existing. There is some myth associated with this temple as the people used to donate their ornaments and other precious items to this temple. And with the passage of time the people have stolen most of the gold and silver stuff. There are also some stairs which lead towards the temple and the larger building is also supported by two large pillars. The building was constructed wth ancient blocks and bricks of stones and some walls are also remaining in some pieces. The structure was also decorated with fantastic craftsmanship. According to the historian Alexander Cunningham, this was actually an ancient town which is famous as “Ambh” and it was located in the south of the Skeaser Peak.
The ancient temple of Ambh Sharif is although a mysterious building of the Soon Skeaser Valley, which is one of the great hidden historical assets of Pakistan. Not only, the temple of Ambh Sharif but many other ancient temples existing in this valley need to be explored. These all sites require proper attention and appropriate research.