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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Invitation for 2011 Katas Yatra, By PHP and HRF in Pakistan

By Rajesh Pandit (PHP Islamabad)
Saturday, February 12, 2011

---------- Forwarded message ----------
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)


Dear Gopinathji,

               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.

(Photo : View from top of the Shiv temple of Katas Raj in Punjab, 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.

With Regards
Ramesh Jaipal
(PHP, Program Director of Pakistan)

(Photo : Open Invitation for Katas Yatra By PHP and HRF for Shivratri pooja in 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

 The PHP Team


  1. Good luck with your work.


  2. i truly believe that relegion and relegious places should be respected all over the world...

  3. thank u for your kind effort,First time in life i saw a photo of Shiv mandir Katas raj. keep it up & avail us with some of photographs of Shri Guru Gorakh nath ji mandir,Peshawar,Pakistan.Which was re-open after 60 years on this Diwali. I am follower of Shri Guru Gorakh Nath ji. I will be thank full to u. Ashwini Gund, Sangrur,Punjab,INDIA.