Katas is a very sacred place for the hindus. It is located on a hill six kilometers from Choasaidan Shah of Chakwal district.
The place is mentioned in mahabharata and according to hindu religious belief, both Katas and the Paskar (Ajmer) are the eyes of Shiva. Paras Nath Jogi breathed his last here.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji also visited Katas and had set his foot here on the 1st of Vaisakh. This place came to be known as Nanaknawas.
It was the abode of contemplation for larger groups of mystics, ascetics and Jogies. In the absence of proper markings or sign boards it is difficult to separate one place from the other.
It has great historical significance because it was the place where Al-beruni attempted to measure the circumference of Earth, studied and learnt Sanskrit, wrote his renowned 'Kitab-ul-Hind'. Even today groups of people come from India to visit the place.
These historical sites are gradually withering away due to neglect by the Pakistan government.
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