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A Night festival In Katas Raj Temple The Maha Shivratri

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Katas Raj Temples mainly known as "Qila Katas" are Hindu mandir (temples). It is located in Katas town 40 kilometers from the Chakwal area of Punjab. It is a devotion to Shiva (ruler of Hindus), the sanctuary has existed following the times of Mahabharata and the Pandava siblings spent a considerable piece of their port at the site.

The Government of Pakistan is considering choosing the sanctuary complex for World Heritage Site status. It is likewise recommended to spend about Rs 20 million in three stages for the re-foundation of the complex. It requires a slight push to get to Katasraj by road, one needs to go off the M2 motorway (Islamabad – Lahore) at the Kallar Kahar exchange.

At that point take after the road to Choa Saiden Shah for 24 km. While passing the concrete industrial facility the same road goes through the sanctuary complex, with the primary sanctuary complex and the lake on the privilege.

As indicated by students of history a story is identified with the lakes in it and that is about the passing of Shiva's wife Satti; the story goes that when she kicked the bucket he sobbed such a great amount of and for so long that his tears made two sacred lakes, one at Pushkara in Ajmer and the other at Ketaksha, which truly signifies "drizzling eyes" in Sanskrit. It is from this name that the word Ketas is inferred. Another rendition of the legend specifies the two pools at Katasraj and Nainital.

A great many Hindu tourists go to this occasion in Katas, consistently to celebrate their religious event Maha Shivratri. The occasion "Maha Shivratri falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dull a large portion of "Phalgun" (February-March). The occasion denote the night when lord Shiva performed the Tandav dance (the move of destruction)." "Maha Shivratri implies the night of Shiva, and functions are prearranged mostly at evening time. Maha Shivratri is the night on which lord Shiva and Parvati got married."

There are special arrangements done to facilitate Hindu pilgrims like a special train take Hindu visitors to Pakistan to celebrate Maha Shivratri – a three-day holy festival.

Hindus quick on Maha Shivratri. "A few lovers don't drink water and stay up throughout the night," "The Shiva Lingam (the imprint or indication of Shiva, the Hindu god) is being loved for the duration of the night, Hindu individuals wash it at regular intervals with milk, curd, honey and rose water and whilst chanting 'Om Namah Shivaya'.

Hindus living in Pakistan, explains about the celebrations as, the word Maha Shivratri implies the night of Shiva, and functions are prearranged mainly at evening time. Maha Shivratri is the night on which Shiva and Parvati got hitched.

They said the Hindu group all through the nation observed Maha Shivratri and that the occasion was especially prevalent in inside Sindh.



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