Hindu Mommy

January 15, 2007

Hindu temple in Pakistan to get a make-over

Filed under: Hinduism — hindumommy @ 4:11 pm

According to this IBN News report, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain has said that

kataswar_temple_248.jpgA temple complex dating back to the time of Pandavas (called Katasraj) lying almost in debris in Pakistan will now be revived by a team of archaeologists

The sprawling Katasraj shrine is believed having been constructed by the Pandavas during their 14-year exile. According to Hindu mythology they spent 12 years there

Apart from the 600 BC temples, which are in a dilapidated condition, there is a sacred pool with mythical association with Lord Shiva

The pond is believed to have come into being with the tears of Lord Shiva on the death of his wife Sati.

This is a great gesture across the border that should help towards building a more friendlier relationship and reduce the anti-Hindu and anti-Muslim rhetoric spewed by politicians in Pakistan and India.

The Pakistan government has set aside Rs 2 crore for this project. However it estimates that at least $10 million dollars will be required to carry out immediate work.

I’ll try to find out how we as Hindus can contribute to the project. I hope the project doesn’t get stopped half way but gets completed thru the generosity of all the people worldwide.

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3 Comments »

  1. Awesome news, Hindu Mommy! Yes, please do let us know what you find out.

    How are you doing with the reading challenges? Have you got to “Inheritance of Loss” yet?

    Comment by lotusreads — January 16, 2007 @ 8:07 am | Reply

  2. Hi Lotus:

    I am definitely going to followup on this.
    I’m in the middle of the book and hope to finish it this month…

    Regards,
    HM

    Comment by hindumommy — January 19, 2007 @ 12:09 am | Reply

  3. […] are in a dilapidated condition, there is a sacred pool with mythical association with Lord Shiva Hindu temple in Pakistan to get a make-over « Hindu Mommy […]

    Pingback by Ancient History not Appreciated by Pakistanis? - Page 27 — January 15, 2008 @ 8:10 pm | Reply


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