The Katas raj temple plays a part in the Hindu Epic Poem Mahabharata, in which the Pandava brothers spent a considerable part of their exile. Hindus are also historically believed to be the site of riddle contests between the brothers and the Yakshas, as outlined in the Yaksha Prashna. The Hindu deity Krishna set the foundation of the shrine and built-in it a hand-made Shively.
The government of Pakistan began rebuilding temples in 2006, and further changes in 2017 were announced. In 2018, 139 Hindu Indians were issued visas to visit Katas Raj Dham.
The massive Katas Raj Temple lies close to the Kallar Kahar, at an altitude of 2000 meters. Another important Hindu pilgrimage site, the Tilla Jogian temple, is about a hundred kilometers away on the route. Katas Raj is located on the M2 motorway, which connects Islamabad to Lahore close to an interchange for the town of Kallar Kahar. The complex is next to Kallar Kahar road to Choa Saidan Shah near Dulmial village. The temple complex is indeed a wondrous one.
Katas Raj Temples open at 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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