Saturday, February 12, 2011
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From: Ramesh Jaipal
Date: Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Subject: Fw: with Picture of Invitation Katas Yatra by :HRF-PHP-HAF
To: Pakistan Hindu Post (PHP)
Hope you will be fine there, We are planning to organise the 2011 Katas Yatra under the banner of Hare Rama Foundation (HRF), Guru Gorkh Nath Sewa Mandal (GGNSM) and Pakistan Hindu Post (PHP) during Shivaratri celebration for Hindus in Pakistan.
Introduction : Katasraj Mandir (Punjabi: کٹاس راج مندر (Shahmukhi), कटासराज मन्दिर (Devanagari)) is a Hindu mandir situated in Katas village in the Chakwal district of Punjab in Pakistan. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has existed since the days of Mahābhārata and the Pandava brothers spent a substantial part of their exile at the site. The Pakistan Government is considering nominating the temple complex for World Heritage Site status. It also proposes to spend about Rs 20 million in three phases for the restoration of the complex.
Please see an attach file about Katas Yatra Invitation.
(PHP, Program Director of Pakistan)
Introduction : Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivarathri (Great Night of Shiva or Night of Shiva) is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Cannabis is traditionally used as an offering for Lord Shiva and his followers. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation, in order to reach the goal more swiftly and avoid rebirth.
NOTE : We are looking for voluntary youths and financial helps, So if any one has any enquiry or wants to contribute for the proposed event is welcome to contact as at firstname.lastname@example.org
The PHP Team