Shri Amar Kund – Holy Katasraj Temple Pond – Restored in Pakistan



Shri Amar Kund, the holy pond at Katasraj Temple, in Chakwal district in Pakistan was restored recently. The Pond associated with Hindu God Shiva had dried up due to excessive underwater usage. Dedicated to Shiva, the Katasraj temple is part of several Hindu Puranas. On hearing Sati’s death, two tears trickled down from Lord Shiva and fell on earth. It is believed that the pond at the Katasraj temple complex was formed by the tear that fell here. The temple was later built near the holy pond.

The temple is mentioned in the Mahabharata and during their exile Pandavas stayed here for sometime. It is believed that the dialogue between Yaksha and Yudhishtar took place here.

You can view pictures of Katasraj Temple and get more information about the restoration here at Rediff News