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A complex dating back 615-950 century, the Katas Raj Temples are located five miles from Choa Saidan Shah in Chakwal, Punjab. It is a historical and a tourist site as well as one of the most sacred places for Pakistanis and visiting Hindus from elsewhere. This complex comprised of seven temples all build around a water pool considered sacred by the Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, the pond is formed by the tears of Lord Shiva which he shed while grieving the death of his wife Sati. The smaller temples were built 900 years ago while one of them is as old as the 6th century. The complex is mostly abandoned but livens up with Hindu pilgrims who visit the site occasionally in groups.