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    Pak sends holy water of Katas Raj Temple to Advani



    NEW DELHI: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan has sent a pitcher of holy water of Katas Raj temple in Chakwal district of Punjab to BJP veteran L K Advani, who had in 2005 visited the temple for launch of restoration work.

    The pitcher carrying the holy water from the 'Amar Kund' (holy pond) of the temple was sent to Advani on Thursday by Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit.

    In 2005, government of Pakistan had invited Advani, the then BJP president, to be the chief guest at a function to commemorate the restoration of the Katas Raj Temple in Pakistan's Punjab district.


    Since then, the BJP veteran has been enquiring about the progress of the ongoing work there from every important visiting Pakistani dignitary who have met him here, a statement from the party said.

    It is said that the five Pandava brothers, heroes of the historical epic Mahabharata, stayed at this temple for four out of the 14 years that they spent in exile.

    According to Hindu mythology, the pond at the temple was formed by Lord Shiva's tears which he is believed to have shed after the death of his wife, Satti.

    The story goes that when Satti died, Lord Shiva cried so much and for so long, that his tears created two holy ponds — one at Pushkar in Ajmer in India and the other at Ketaksha, which literally means raining eyes, in Sanskrit. It is from this name that the word Katas is derived.


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    Sacred pool around which the Katas Raj is built. Katas Raj is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is situated in Katas village in the Chakwal district of Punjab in Pakistan. (Photo: Courtesy Twitter)

    Pak sends holy water of Katas Raj Temple to Advani - The Times of India
     
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    Great gesture, however it will only earn us hostilities in return. In Indian mindset, it makes us look weak not friendly.
     
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    Picture looks lovely!
     
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    Indeed, I couldn't agree more with you. Your country's greatest weakness to most Hindu Indians remains that fact that it permits these temples and the non-Islamic religions to exist.
     
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    A good gesture, at least Advani came in the news after a long time.
     
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    Mr. Basit should have wrote the note saying "From land of Indus Vally with Love"
     
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    back then when some Indian delegation visited Katas it promised to help in restoration I dont know what happened then


    i visited Katas Raj few years back. Amazing site. the pond is still there and its in good shap.

    there was some restoration work going on on the mandir but it was really ruining the original so I wish if something is done.

    Historical engraves are there
     
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    So you think the same when your PM comes & puts Chadar in Ajmer Sharif?
     
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    that is not a gesture rather his own beliefs
     
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    That temple is breath taking
     
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    Good Gesture by Pakistani Government!
     
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    There are some good Pakistanis too (PDF Mods not included), and this good gesture is an example of this...
     
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    This temple comes in between my village, The water is really greenish blue there, i wonder how they keep it clean.
     
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    Waoo... Pakistan should sell this water only to rich Indians or invite open biddings from investors.
    Rulers have no right to gift state resources at their own will.
     
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    Baniya mentality