Ram Chandra Temple (Katas Raj)

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Dr. Muhammad Kashif Ali
published on 12 June 2015

The Ram Chandra temple is a prominent part of Katas Raj complex of early Hinduism, situated in the District of Chakwal in the Punjab, Pakistan. This site is a complex and dates back to the 3rd century BCE. A Buddhist Stupa is the oldest structure at the site, reportedly built in the reign of Asoka. In later times the Hindus rulers of Kashmir built the seven temples of Sath Ghara. The Ram Chandra temple and Haveli Hari Singh Nalwa are relatively new additions.

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About the Author

Dr. Muhammad Kashif Ali
Ethno-historian focusing in mountain communities of Pakistan like Kalasha, Kho, Shin, Hunzakut, Balti etc, teaching history in university and PhD in ethno-history of the Kalasha people of Chitral-Pakistan.

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APA Style

Ali, D. M. K. (2015, June 12). Ram Chandra Temple (Katas Raj). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3927/ram-chandra-temple-katas-raj/

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Ali, Dr. Muhammad Kashif. "Ram Chandra Temple (Katas Raj)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 12, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3927/ram-chandra-temple-katas-raj/.

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Ali, Dr. Muhammad Kashif. "Ram Chandra Temple (Katas Raj)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Jun 2015. Web. 07 Feb 2023.