Katas Raj- One of the significant Hindu Shrines of Pakistan

Katas Raj site in the Chakwal District of Punjab Province, Pakistan is considered as one of the most significant Hindu shrines of Pakistan. The site, housing a group of temples with Lord Shiva as main deity, has its history dating back to the pre-vedic times, around 615-960 CE. Notably, the shrine (called Dwaitavana according to the epic Mahabharata) is famous for its history of housing Pandavas of Mahabharata during their exile for almost 12 years. Continue reading “Katas Raj- One of the significant Hindu Shrines of Pakistan”

Angkor Wat-The World’s Largest Temple

While many world-famous temples are located in India, the world’s largest religious monument and temple is located in Cambodia. With Lord Vishnu as main deity, Angkor Wat temple (originially as ‘Vrah VishnuLok’) is considered as the largest temple religious monument in the world and also as the heart and soul of Cambodia. Built by Suryavarman II of Khmer Empire in the 12th century in Yashodharapura, as the earthly representation of sacred Mt. Meru, the temple is spread at 162 hectares and the main deity is measured 3.25 mts i.e. 10.6 ft in height, with eight arms each holding weapons. Continue reading “Angkor Wat-The World’s Largest Temple”