Ketas Raj Temple is a paramount Hindu temple situated in the Chakwal district of Punjab. Located 40 kilometers from Chakwal District, Ketas Raj is facilely accessible by road from Motorway M-2 (Islamabad Lahore) at Kallar Kahar interchange. Following the road to Choa Saiden Shah for 24 kin, one can reach the Ketas Raj Temples which are a valuable piece of architecture and history.
Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the temple has subsisted since the days of Mahabharata. As the legend verbally expresses, at the death of Shiva’s wife Satti, he wept so much that his tears engendered two holy ponds – one at Ajmer in India and the other at Ketas, which literally designates “raining eyes”, in Sanskrit.
The desolate temples, fort, bathhouses and rest houses circumvented a pool sacred to Shiva, and it is here that thousands of Hindus used to flock every April to bathe. Most of the temples were built during the reign of Hindu kings around 900 years ago or more, albeit the earliest of the Katas Raj temples dates back to the later a moiety of the 6th century AD. Renovation by the Regime of Pakistan is in process to renovate them to magnetize visitors.