Pilgrims from the Hindu community in India have left for Chakwal district of Punjab province in Pakistan on Friday morning. 

The Hindu pilgrims will visit Shree Katas Raj Temples. 

The pilgrims left from Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on Friday morning. 

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday had issued 112 visas to Hindu pilgrims to visit the Shree Katas Raj Temples in Chakwal, Pakistan. 

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The pilgrims will return to India on December 23. 

Katas Raj Temples are also known as Qila Katas or the complex of Katas Temples. 

Katas Raj temples surround a pond which is considered sacred by Hindus. 

It is a complex of 12 Hindu temples which sacred for the Hindus.

The temples finds place in the epic Mahabharata.

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It is believed that the Pandava brothers spent a significant portion of their exile at the temple.

The visit is covered under the Pakistan-India protocol on visits to religious shrines, 1974. 

“The High Commission wishes a spiritually rewarding pilgrimage to Hindu Pilgrims. Pakistan remains committed to preserving sacred religious sites and extending all possible assistance to the visiting pilgrims of all faiths,” the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi said.


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