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Ram Kund predates Islamabad

Before they renamed this place to “Islamabad” in 1960 and constructed an Islamic settlement with Mosques and Madrasas. The place was known as “Ram Kund”. Until 1947, 8000 Hindu pilgrims used to visit the spot. There is still an old temple which they converted into a tourist spot. While the physical structure of the beautiful temple still exists. Pakistan Government removed Murtis of Lord Rama from the temple's Garbhagrha and banned any Hindu worship inside the temple. It has been converted into a tourist spot. According to the 1893 Rawalpindi District Gazetteer, there was an annual fair at the temple and 8,000 devotees used to visit the fair annually.

Source: https://twitter.com/TIinExile/status/1280891971532275712 and https://www.arabnews.pk/node/1701341/pakistan

ram_kund_predates_islamabad.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/08 19:01 by bhartiya