In pictures: Katas Raj Temples

The complex is made up of seven Hindu temples which preserves at least 1500 years worth of history


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The historical Katas Raj Temple near Chakwal is one of the most  important sites for Pakistan's Hindu community and is used till this day by locals and Hindus who travel from abroad for the annual pilgrimage. Situated in Punjab's Katas Village, the temple complex dates back to 615-950 CE, and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The complex is made up of seven Hindu temples which preserves at least 1500 years worth of history that passed through several eras and dynasties. The stunning architecture is truly an ode to Pakistan's architectural heritage.

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During a trip to Chakwal, we captured a series of photographs which capture the true essence of the temple's beauty.

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COMMENTS (4)

Poonam | 5 years ago | Reply @Yasin: Bhayya ji think on a human level for a change. Dont try to be a judge and do not try to be Lord to judge who is wrong. If Allah wanted, he could created all his creation believers in him. Since that didn't happen, please learn to respect others different than you and let the judgment be left to The Judge All Mighty.
Bunny Rabbit | 5 years ago | Reply @Yasin: But they are Hindu temples ( hence idols .. ) and Pak has to take care of its minorities.
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