Daily Archives: March 3, 2008

Pakistan: Maha Shivratri festivities at Katas Raj Temple

 Thousands of Hindu pilgrims are expected to attend this event in Katas, located un the Punjab province of Pakistan. 

Maha Shivratri falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of ‘Phalgun’ (February-March). The event marks the night when lord Shiva performed the Tandav dance (the dance of destruction).” 

“Maha Shivratri means the night of Shiva, and ceremonies are pre-arranged chiefly at night time. Maha Shivratri is the night on which lord Shiva and Parvati got married.”

LAHORE: More than 200 Hindu pilgrims – led by Indian Legislative Assembly member (MLA) Rajni Kant Chawla and her sister Mala – will reach the Joint Check Post at Wagah Border today (Monday). They will be on a special train and are coming to Pakistan to celebrate Maha Shivratri – a three-day holy festival.

Senior officers of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) will receive the delegation at Wagah Railway Station, from where they will go to Gurdwara Dera Sahib. The ETPB and other departments concerned have finalised security and other arrangements for thousands of Hindu pilgrims expected to visit Pakistan for the event. Continue reading


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