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Kanwar Yatra:
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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Kanwar Yatra cancelled for second year in row due to COVID-19 pandemic

The 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.
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No Kanwariyas, chants of 'Bol Bam' missing as COVID-19 pandemic dampens Sawan spirit

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Kanwariyas barred from entering Haridwar; 14 days quarantine on arrival

Kanwar 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..
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Kawad Yatra to be postponed in view of COVID-19 crisis

The CMs of UP and Uttarakhand held a detailed discussion over Kawad Yatra via video conferencing on Saturday.
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Schools, colleges in Ghaziabad, Meerut to be shut till July 30 for Kanwar Yatra

The district police and administration officials have been instructed to ensure compliance of the order.
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Kanwar Yatra: Schools, colleges in UP's Meerut to remain closed from July 25-30

All educational institutions in the district would remain closed from July 25 to 30.
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Kanwar Yatra kicks off: A look at what it entails

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UP gets ready for Kanwars

Uttar 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..
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'Stick to bhajans': Yogi cracks the whip on DJs playing filmy songs during Kanwar Yatra

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that DJs will be allowed during 'Kanwar Yatra' if they play bhajan and not filmy songs.
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