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févr. 2023 • En couple
Celebrating Shivarathri at Katas Raj temple, Pakistan

Me Hanumesh Kashyap and my wife Vidya Kashyap was part of the Indian contingent to visit Shree Katas Raj Temple in Punjab province of Pakistan.

Not many are blessed to visit the Hindu temple located across the border in Pakistan to celebrate the Mahashivarathri. We had an opportunity of visiting Shree Katas Raj temple located in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Here is the story of our pilgrimage…

Our journey started from Bengaluru on 15th Feb 2023,because of Bengaluru Air Show we did not get direct flight to Amritsar,so we went through Chennai Amritsar via Delhi.
We stayed in Dharmashala at Durgiana Mandir Amritsar, arranged by group organizers,
We secured our passports from Shri Bajaj's representative (Mr bajaj was not keeping well so he did not join us) on 16th February. We finished prayers at Durgiana Mandir. After getting some guidelines, we travelled to reach Attari – Wagha, the Border between India and Pakistan. It took a long time to go through formalities like the immigration, security, scanning and luggage checking, etc and we finally crossed the Wagha Border and entered Pak Border Gate and finished the necessary formalities there.

The visa was issued to us specifically for 7 days from 16th to 22nd Feb. 2023 for Katas Yatra only (including Lahore) . Our passports were taken away by the Pakistan Officials and Identity badges were issued to us. These badges were to be always displayed by us around our necks until our return to Pakistan Border. Later we had a lunch at outside of Pakistan immigration office .

We started proceeding towards Lahore which was 30 Km only in sophisticated air conditioned buses and our accommodation was arranged in a centrally located Gurudwara at Lahore. On arrival at the Gurudwara we were extended warm welcome and many senior officials of Pakistan-Punjab province who received us personally very special.

On 17th February 2023, we started our journey towards Katas Raj. Shree Katas Raj is located at a distance of around 280 kms on the national highway from Lahore, the capital of Punjab Province to Rawalpindi (Islamabad). The kind of security arranged was top class for proletarians like us. Two commandoes on motorbike, lead the security, followed by a gun man in a jeep and a military van, a fire engine and an ambulance. The same sequence of security followed our busses.

The roads in Lahore and the four-lane highway between Lahore and Rawalpindi were very good. We observed that all the roads were blocked except the one we were travelling to ensure there were no hindrances, giving us the feeling of high VVIPs. We covered the distance of 280 km from Lahore to Shree Katas Raj in three and a half hours. Our stay was arranged at a Mining School, around 400 metres away from Katas Raj Temple campus. We reached the Shiva temple complex and visited Amar Kund, sang devotional songs and bhajans and returned.

The next day 18th Feb 2023 was ‘Mahashivarathri’ . We had carried with us honey, milk, dahi, ghee, grapes, cashews, almond, dates, etc, to perform abhishekha on Lord Shiva. Also, we carried Bilwa Patra leaves for the pooja. The next morning, we bathed in Amar Kund (Amrit Kund) and wore our traditional dresses and performed pooja. The Abhisheka on Lord Shiva was performed with all fervor and festivity. The abhisheka ceremony and pooja were performed and we returned chanting vedic hymns as we walked past the roads. This was a life time experience.Devotees seen bursting fire crackers and sparklers
celebrating the ‘Night of Shiva’.

On 19th Feb morning returend to Lahore by 2.00 pm,and stayed at Gurudwara,

Next day 20th Feb ETPB staff and security took us to Krishna Temple,Mall and New Anarkali Market in Lahore for shopping.

On 21st Feb We visited Lava’s Samadhi (Son of Lord Rama) and the Museum in the fort.later in the evening we have visited Anjum Market in Lahore for shopping.

The next day 22nd Feb we returned to Wagha Border with same kind of security arrangement and later reached Amritsar by afternoon.

The weather during our visit in February 2023 was chilly and we had warm clothes with us

About Temple

According to the devotees and pilgrims, the temple complex was constructed at a place which was once visited by the Pandava brothers of the Indian epic Mahabharata and is also considered the most significant Hindu temple site in the salt range.

There are many legends associated with Katas Raj and a lot of sanctity given to the building and natural heritage components. There is a Brahmanical story, which relates that Shiva was so inconsolable for the death of his wife Sati, the daughter of Dacha, that tears literally “rained from his eyes” and formed the two sacred pools of Pushkara or Pokhar, near Ajmer, and Kataksha or Katas. According to another mythical story, the site is believed to have been in Dvaitavana where Pandavas lived during the period of exile and the questioning session between the Pandavas and Yakshah had taken place at this site. The Sat-Ghara or “Seven Temples” are also believed to be a place where Pandavas lived during a portion of their 12 years exile. The pool has an irregular shape, measuring 150 feet in length with an extreme breadth of 90 feet at the upper end and about 50 feet at the lower end, other tourist places in Shree Katas Raj temple complex are Sri Rama Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Sankskrit College, Buddhist temple, etc.

Appling for Jatha (pilgrimage group tour)


As we applied for visa through Shiv Pratap bajaj ji in the month of December 2022,we have granted the Visa on 14th February to travel to Katas Raj and Lahore Apart from Karnataka, the pilgrims came from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra Punjab, and other States.
Écrit le 18 août 2023
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Shenal Iranga
Negombo, Sri Lanka98 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
mars 2023 • En famille
This is a very traditional, cultural and sacred location.

Hats off to Pakistani authorities for nicely maintaining the location.

The temple is nicely kept and preserved. A must go to place if you are interested in history and architecture.
Écrit le 1 juillet 2023
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Khanasifm
Tombouctou, Mali171 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
janv. 2023 • Entre amis
Visited with Friends and it was worth the stop on a long journey, history and simply beautiful, anyone who likes history and religious tourism should visit, you can spent a good couple of hours
Écrit le 12 janvier 2023
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Muttaqi
Doha314 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
déc. 2022 • En famille
A wonderful place full of history. Parking is available. Wheel chair access not available. Recommended for all ages trip. No entry fees. Guided tours available on tip basis. Respect for religion and rituals is advised during visit. Easily accessible from Kalar Kahar interchange on M2.
Écrit le 31 décembre 2022
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Talant2007
Moscou, Russie24 176 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
févr. 2022 • En solo
Храмовый комплекс Шри Катас Радж (Кила Катас) построен в 7 веке нашей эры вокруг пруда, возникшего по легенде из слез Шивы, который после смерти своей любимой жены Сати скитался по Земле.
Комплекс состоит из 12 храмов.
Исторические записи предполагают, что многие храмы, построенные в кашмирской архитектурной традиции, возникли в 11в н.э, когда этот регион вместе с частями Пенджаба попал под власть Кашмирского королевства.
Недалеко от пруда находятся остатки гурдвары, в которой, как полагают, останавливался Гуру Нанак во время своего кругосветного путешествия, посещая святыни, связанные с разными религиями. Рядом с храмом Рама находятся остатки хавели Хари Сингха Налвы, самого известного генерала армии Махараджи Ранджита Сингха.
В современности комплекс долгое время игнорировался, однако в 2000-х, режим Первеза Мушаррафа начал восстанавливать связи с Дели, о Катас Радже хорошо заботились, и индийских паломников поощряли приезжать на фестиваль Шиваратри. Поток паломников сократился, поскольку отношения между Индией и Пакистаном ухудшились после терактов в Мумбаи в 2008г.
Сейчас Шри Катас Радж является важным религиозным местом для индуистов всего мира и власти Пакистана ведут работы по сохранению и реставрации комплекса.
Écrit le 5 février 2022
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afzal ahmed
Dina, Pakistan13 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
juin 2019 • Voyage d'affaires
katas raj is a hindus most holy place situated in chakwal.it is very old structure .before being a hindu holiest temple it was a temple of jainmat.
Écrit le 25 mai 2020
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ilyas Gill
Sialkot, Pakistan72 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
août 2018 • En famille
Historical birthplace of shiva it has shiva's temple special ling and yoni known the god of love pleasure and reproduction by hindus
Écrit le 21 juillet 2019
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RandySherry
Incline Village, NV139 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
mars 2019 • Entre amis
Quiet off the beaten track time complex. Many temples in good condition. Pay for the guide and go I side the temples and go to the roofs. Nice views of the whole comex and the natural springs. Bring lunch and enjoy the green space and shade. Look for the original Fresco's.
Écrit le 16 mars 2019
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bobs97
Multan, Pakistan53 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
mars 2019 • Entre amis
A very old traditional temple with a very dynamic architecture and beautiful lake which is a pearl to this place excellent stairs which are leading to the very magnificent gallery which has beautiful windows opening towards the vast look of valley
Écrit le 5 mars 2019
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Usman Ghani
32 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
janv. 2019
Really nice temples next to the mountains of khewra salt range. Really nice views. The only problem is government not looking after the historical figures also if you go with family crowd there is not ideal
Écrit le 25 janvier 2019
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