Hindu Temples at Katas, Pakistan

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Mariam Magsi

These are deserted Hindu temples in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In desperate need of restoration and maintenance, as the days go by, they are falling apart, a mark of history and ancient culture, disappeared. Rumour has it that the world's oldest university was built within these ruins and temples and the Sikhs paid great homage to their gods at this site. Unfortunately, today, all idols and god statues have been broken by fundamental muslims and no attention is being given to the area. Even the bodies of water, that were mythically "Lord Shiva's Tears" have disappeared.

Location: Katas, Pakistan


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