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The Kānvar Yātrā is an annual pilgrimage of devotees of Shiva, known as Kānvarias(कावड़िया) or "Bhole" (भोले), to Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of Ganges River. Millions of participants gather sacred water from the Ganga and carry it across hundreds of miles to dispense as offerings in their local Śiva shrines, or specific temples such as Pura Mahadeva and Augharnath temple in Meerut, and Kashi Vishwanath, Baidyanath, and Deoghar in Jharkhand.
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Faceoff: Twitter debates Kanwar Yatra ban and Bakrid relaxationNetizens said covid appropriate rules should apply to all communities equally, while some argued that Kerala is treating all religious gatherings in the state uniformly.
Uttar Pradesh govt cancels Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid-19
Kanwar Yatra 2021: Big statement by UP Health Minister after SC notice to Yogi govtUttar Pradesh has decided to continue with the 'Kanwar Yatra' despite Uttarakhand cancelling the pilgrimage this year.
SC takes cognisance of UP govt's decision to allow 'Kanwar Yatra', issues notice to state
Supreme Court sends notice to Yogi government for allowing Kanwar Yatra in Uttar PradeshIt is to be noted that the Uttarakhand government has cancelled the Kanwar Yatra in the state this year.
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami cancels 'Kanwar Yatra 2021', says 'Every life is precious'Kanwar Yatra is also called 'Jal Yatra' which is an annual pilgrimage of Lord Shiva's devotees
Kanwar Yatra cancelled for second year in row due to COVID-19 pandemicThe Kanwar Yatra, which lasts for about 10-15 days, was to begin from July 25 and continue till August 6 but has been cancelled due to the pandemic.
No Kanwariyas, chants of 'Bol Bam' missing as COVID-19 pandemic dampens Sawan spiritThis time every year, thousands of devotees from across India, undertake the pilgrimage called 'Kanwar Yatra'. However, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no Kanwariyas this year around.
Kanwariyas barred from entering Haridwar; 14 days quarantine on arrivalKanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Lord Shiva's devotees known as Kanwars, who visit Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of the River Ganga..
Kawad Yatra to be postponed in view of COVID-19 crisisThe CMs of UP and Uttarakhand held a detailed discussion over Kawad Yatra via video conferencing on Saturday.
Schools, colleges in Ghaziabad, Meerut to be shut till July 30 for Kanwar YatraThe district police and administration officials have been instructed to ensure compliance of the order.
Kanwar Yatra: Schools, colleges in UP's Meerut to remain closed from July 25-30All educational institutions in the district would remain closed from July 25 to 30.
Kanwar Yatra kicks off: A look at what it entailsThe annual pilgrimage by Shiva devotees to the Hindu pilgrimage places, to fetch the holy waters of the Ganga, has begun. Popularly known as Kanwar Yatra, it is undertaken barefooted by devotees...
UP gets ready for KanwarsUttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to ensure proper security of devotees during the upcoming 'Kanwar yatras that converge on various Shiva temples in the state. The..
'Stick to bhajans': Yogi cracks the whip on DJs playing filmy songs during Kanwar YatraUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that DJs will be allowed during 'Kanwar Yatra' if they play bhajan and not filmy songs.