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Pak developing Katasraj temples as heritage site and not as Hindu religious site


AMRITSAR: Pakistan government was only keen on developing cluster of Katasraj temples situated in Chakwal district of Pakistan as heritage site and not as a prominent Hindu religious site, said researcher and historian Surinder Kochhar while talking to TOI on Tuesday. He said though Pakistan government had undertaken restoration work of main katasraj temple, Luxmi Narayan temple, Hanuman Garhi, Sita Garhi, Ram Mandir , Shiv Mandir and haveli of Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa but it had denied to install idols of deities in the temples.

“Pakistan has been trying to nominate Kastsraj Temples as World Heritage Site so it may not want to promote it as a Hidhu religious site” observed he. Earlier in 2005, the BJP leader LK Advani had inaugurated the renovation work of the Katasraj temples but the work was stalled due to financial constraints.

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