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Published on Aug 02, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Haridwar sealed, police say no Kanwar Yatra-related celebration will be allowed

The Har Ki Pauri ghat (river bank) in Haridwar has been sealed for Kanwariyas from July 24 to August 6. The decision was taken during an inter-state border meeting in Haridwar in which officers of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana were present.
The Kanwar Yatra attracts around 30 million pilgrims from many northern and northwestern states to Haridwar in Uttarakhand.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The Kanwar Yatra attracts around 30 million pilgrims from many northern and northwestern states to Haridwar in Uttarakhand.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2021 03:24 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: Delhi cancels Kanwar Yatra; DDMA issues notification

With this, Delhi joins Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan in cancelling the annual pilgrimage over fears of a possible third wave of Covid-19. The yatra is unlikely to take place in Bihar and Jharkhand as well.
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra in this file picture from 2019 (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra in this file picture from 2019 (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 07:12 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Kanwar Yatra: VHP urges UP, Uttarakhand govts to rethink pilgrimage cancellation

VHP wants Kanwar Yatra back
VHP wants Kanwar Yatra back
Published on Jul 18, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Uttar Pradesh latest to cancel Kanwar Yatra: List of other states

The Kanwar Yatra is held in the Shravan month of the Hindu calendar every year. It was scheduled to begin on July 25. The pilgrimage goes on till the first week of August and sees thousands of Shiva devotees called Kanwariyas travelling mostly on foot.
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva. (AFP File Photo)
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 11:15 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kanwariyas accept yatra cancellation, albeit reluctantly

His friends would begin planning for the 200-km trip months earlier – all for the joy and pride of getting to call themselves kanwariyas. This year though, they dropped the idea months ago. “I don’t have the money to spare,” said Kumar, who works as a food delivery agent.
Pilgrims arrive in Ghaziabad from Haridwar, in 2019. (Ht Archive)
Pilgrims arrive in Ghaziabad from Haridwar, in 2019. (Ht Archive)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 04:26 AM IST
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ByShiv Sunny, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kanwar yatra called off this year: UP govt

The pilgrimage, which typically involves tens of millions of people, was set to begin on July 25.
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra in this file picture from 2019( Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra in this file picture from 2019( Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 12:50 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Day after SC prod, UP cancels Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid-19: Reports

On Friday, the top court gave the state government time till Monday to reconsider its decision of going ahead with allowing the pilgrimage.
Kanwar yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees, known as Kanwariyas, to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch Ganga waters to anoint lord Shiva lingams at Shiva Temples at their respective places. (HT Photo)
Kanwar yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees, known as Kanwariyas, to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch Ganga waters to anoint lord Shiva lingams at Shiva Temples at their respective places. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 10:15 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Call off kanwar yatra, or we will, SC tells UP

Citing widespread fears of a third wave of Covid-19, the bench of justices Rohinton F Nariman and BR Gavai gave the state government time till Monday to reconsider its decision of allowing the kanwar yatra
The ultimatum effectively ends any chance of the yatra, which attracts around 30 million pilgrims from many northern and northwestern states to Haridwar in Uttarakhand, where they collect water from the Ganga (gangajal) and take it back home, on foot or on cycles.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
The ultimatum effectively ends any chance of the yatra, which attracts around 30 million pilgrims from many northern and northwestern states to Haridwar in Uttarakhand, where they collect water from the Ganga (gangajal) and take it back home, on foot or on cycles.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 01:35 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Right to life greater than religious right: SC on UP's Kanwar Yatra decision

"The health of citizens of India and right to life is paramount. All other sentiments -- be in religious-- are subservient to this basic fundamental right," the Supreme Court bench led by Justice RF Nariman observed.
Right to life is paramount and religious rights are also subservient to it, Supreme Court said.
Right to life is paramount and religious rights are also subservient to it, Supreme Court said.
Published on Jul 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

States mustn't allow Kanwar yatra, but make Ganga jal available: Centre in SC

The Supreme Court had taken suo motu cognisance of the Yogi Adityanath government's decision to allow the Kanwar yatra amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Uttarakhand is urging devotees to comply with the ban on this year’s Kanwar Yatra.(HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand is urging devotees to comply with the ban on this year’s Kanwar Yatra.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 01:51 PM IST
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By | Written by Sohini Goswami

Yogiji has big heart, won’t mind scrapping of Kanwar Yatra: Uttarakhand minister

  • Uttarakhand government’s official spokesperson and minister Subodh Uniyal said that the decision to cancel Kanwar Yatra has been made in “larger public interest”.
Uttarakhand government has scrapped this year's Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid-19, but Uttar Pradesh has planned to go ahead with it by ensuring strict protocols and participation of fewer devotees. (File Photo)
Uttarakhand government has scrapped this year's Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid-19, but Uttar Pradesh has planned to go ahead with it by ensuring strict protocols and participation of fewer devotees. (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 05:26 PM IST
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By | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

After cancelling Kanwar Yatra, Uttarakhand to send Gangajal via post to devotees

Uttarakhand had on Tuesday announced that it is suspending the annual Kanwar Yatra this year in view of the Covid-19 situation. Union tourism minister G Kishan Reddy called it a "responsible" decision and appealed to the people to understand the seriousness of the Covid-19.
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva.(AFP File Photo)
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 01:38 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Kanwar Yatra suspended, don't come to Haridwar': Police says in notice

Kanwar Yatra involves an arduous trek undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva in the month of Shravan to take the water of river Ganga and offer it to the God. It is scheduled to begin on July 25. While Uttarakhand has suspended the yatra due to Covid-19, neighbouring Uttar Pradesh is allowing it.
Uttarakhand is urging devotees to comply with the ban on this year’s Kanwar Yatra.(HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand is urging devotees to comply with the ban on this year’s Kanwar Yatra.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 08:41 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kanwar controversy: In UP, apprehension over yatra go-ahead

The yatra -- where Shiva devotees fetch water from the Ganga to their village shrines – will begin from July 25 despite Uttarakhand, which hosts the yatra’s destination, Haridwar, scrapping the event over fears of a surge in Covid infections.
Kanwar yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees, known as Kanwariyas, to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch Ganga waters to anoint lord Shiva lingams at Shiva Temples at their respective places. (HT Photo)
Kanwar yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees, known as Kanwariyas, to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch Ganga waters to anoint lord Shiva lingams at Shiva Temples at their respective places. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 02:12 AM IST
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ByS Raju, , Chandan Kumar, , Meerut, Lucknow, Varanasi

SC ‘disturbed’ by Uttar Pradesh’s decision to hold kanwar yatra

The bench of justices Rohinton F Nariman and BR Gavai observed that “the citizens of India are completely perplexed and don’t know what is going on” when different states are adopting different stance on the kanwar yatra.
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra ahead of Shivratri Festival, seen at GT Road near Dilshad Garden, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra ahead of Shivratri Festival, seen at GT Road near Dilshad Garden, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 01:27 AM IST
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On allowing Kanwar Yatra, Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, UP govt

  • Uttarakhand government has decided to scrap the annual pilgrimage, with chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami mentioning that people’s lives are their “first priority”.
Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgirmmage wherein Lord Shiva devotees travel either on foot or bicycle to fetch the holy water of the Ganga from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar to their village shrines. (HT Photo)
Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgirmmage wherein Lord Shiva devotees travel either on foot or bicycle to fetch the holy water of the Ganga from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar to their village shrines. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 12:20 PM IST
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By | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttar Pradesh govt insists Kanwar yatra will go on

  • Uttar Pradesh, where assembly polls are scheduled early next year, had asked Uttarakhand to allow the yatra but the request was turned down.
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage that devotees of Lord Shiva undertake during the monsoon in the Hindu holy month of Shravan (July) to fetch the holy waters of the Ganga from Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Most of the pilgrims, called kanwarias, travel on foot.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage that devotees of Lord Shiva undertake during the monsoon in the Hindu holy month of Shravan (July) to fetch the holy waters of the Ganga from Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Most of the pilgrims, called kanwarias, travel on foot.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 02:11 AM IST
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By, Lucknow

Uttarakhand govt cancels Kanwar yatra over coronavirus fears

Earlier, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami had said the Kanwar Yatra is not a one-state affair and his government will take the decision after holding talks with other states, including Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva. (AFP FILE PHOTO)
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva. (AFP FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 07:31 PM IST
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Kanwar Yatra super-spreader for 3rd Covid wave. Kumbh impact forgotten?

Uttar Pradesh has allowed Kanwar Yatra while Uttarakhand government is yet to take a call (HT File)
Uttar Pradesh has allowed Kanwar Yatra while Uttarakhand government is yet to take a call (HT File)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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Kanwar yatra tussle sparks Covid 3rd wave fears

Doctors warned that allowing the event could propel a surge in infections because devotees typically travel through several states and maintaining Covid protocols is challenging.
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage that devotees of Lord Shiva undertake during the monsoon in the Hindu holy month of Shravan (July) to fetch the holy waters of the Ganga from Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Most of the pilgrims, called kanwarias, travel on foot.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage that devotees of Lord Shiva undertake during the monsoon in the Hindu holy month of Shravan (July) to fetch the holy waters of the Ganga from Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Most of the pilgrims, called kanwarias, travel on foot.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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By, Dehradun, Lucknow, Patna

Uttarakhand to review decision to stop Kanwar Yatra amid Covid-19

The decision on the yatra, which sees millions of people travel through several states by foot to the holy town of Haridwar, came a day after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath cleared the event and asked Uttarakhand to allow the procession.
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra ahead of Shivratri Festival, seen at GT Road near Dilshad Garden, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT file photo)
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra ahead of Shivratri Festival, seen at GT Road near Dilshad Garden, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT file photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 12:34 AM IST
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UP approves Kanwar Yatra amid pandemic

The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage carried out by the devotees of Lord Shiva who collect water from River Ganga (usually at Haridwar in Uttarakhand) and offer that at Shiva temples in their respective states.
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage that devotees of Lord Shiva undertake during the monsoon in the Hindu holy month of Shravan (July).(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage that devotees of Lord Shiva undertake during the monsoon in the Hindu holy month of Shravan (July).(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 12:19 AM IST
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Uttar Pradesh to allow Kanwar Yatra 2021, detailed guidelines soon

The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage carried out by the devotees of Lord Shiva. The Kanwariyas travel hundreds of kilometres on foot. They visit Haridwar, Gaumukh, Gangotri (in Uttarakhand) and Sultanganj in Bihar to collect water of River Ganga.
Kanwariyas carry water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT File Photo)
Kanwariyas carry water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 11:49 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kanwariyas using interior border roads to sneak into Uttarakhand to get Ganga waters

Local villagers and officials pointed out that instead of using the main highway, they are using interior roads to escape checking.
Barricades put up by Uttarakhand police to check illegal entry of Kanwariyas in state.(HT Photo)
Barricades put up by Uttarakhand police to check illegal entry of Kanwariyas in state.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 09:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haridwar | BySandeep Rawat | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

No kanwariyas to be allowed in Odisha as local Covid-19 cases spike

Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage as Shiva devotees walk to the River Ganga at different places such as Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri. They carry the holy water back to the local Shiva shrines in their areas.
For the first time, Odisha reported five Covid-19 deaths in a single day, taking the toll to 34.(HT Photo)
For the first time, Odisha reported five Covid-19 deaths in a single day, taking the toll to 34.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2020 06:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty| Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Covid-19 pandemic forces postponement of Kanwar Yatra

The Kanwar Yatra is the second major religious event to be cancelled or postponed within three days after the Supreme Court disallowed teh Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri that was scheduled for next week.
Kanwarias travelling to Haridwar to fetch water from the Ganga.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Kanwarias travelling to Haridwar to fetch water from the Ganga.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand govt to decide on allowing Kanwar Yatra after Centre’s guidelines on lockdown 4.0

Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees, known as Kanvarias to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch the holy water of the Ganga River.
Due to their arrival in huge numbers, the Uttarakhand government has to make special arrangements for their safety and to facilitate the smooth conduct of the yatra.(HT PHOTO.)
Due to their arrival in huge numbers, the Uttarakhand government has to make special arrangements for their safety and to facilitate the smooth conduct of the yatra.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 15, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Dak Bams, the express-kanwarias with 24 hours in hand!

In their white attire, Dak Bams stand out in stark contrast to the saffron-clothed regular Kanwarias, and are, in fact, different from ordinary kawariyas, say priests.
Dak Bams in Prayagraj on way to Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The month-long pilgrimage ends on August 15.(HT Photo)
Dak Bams in Prayagraj on way to Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The month-long pilgrimage ends on August 15.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 03:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByK Sandeep Kumar

Kanwad Yatra: Faith on the move, barefoot

Shiva devotees wait for this annual pilgrimage during the month of Sawan when they offer Gangajal to Shivlings at known and not-so-known temples. The pilgrimage ends on the last day of Sawan on August 15.
Kanwarias seen at Gurugram, carrying Ganga water, in the month of Shravan, at Delhi- Gurugram expressway, in Gurugram, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Kanwarias seen at Gurugram, carrying Ganga water, in the month of Shravan, at Delhi- Gurugram expressway, in Gurugram, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2019 01:43 PM IST
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