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Published on Aug 02, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 03:24 PM IST
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.
Published on Jul 18, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Published on Jul 18, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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.
Published on Jul 18, 2021 11:15 AM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 04:26 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiShiv Sunny
The pilgrimage, which typically involves tens of millions of people, was set to begin on July 25.
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 12:50 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
On Friday, the top court gave the state government time till Monday to reconsider its decision of going ahead with allowing the pilgrimage.
Published on Jul 17, 2021 10:15 PM IST
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
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 01:35 AM IST
Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
"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.
Published on Jul 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
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
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 01:51 PM IST
- Uttarakhand government’s official spokesperson and minister Subodh Uniyal said that the decision to cancel Kanwar Yatra has been made in “larger public interest”.
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 05:26 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
Published on Jul 15, 2021 01:38 PM IST
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.
Published on Jul 15, 2021 08:41 AM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 02:12 AM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 01:27 AM IST
Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
- Uttarakhand government has decided to scrap the annual pilgrimage, with chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami mentioning that people’s lives are their “first priority”.
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 12:20 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- Uttar Pradesh, where assembly polls are scheduled early next year, had asked Uttarakhand to allow the yatra but the request was turned down.
Published on Jul 14, 2021 02:11 AM IST
Pankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow
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.
Published on Jul 13, 2021 07:31 PM IST
Published on Jul 13, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 12:35 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Dehradun, Lucknow, Patna
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.
Published on Jul 09, 2021 12:34 AM IST
Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
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.
Published on Jul 08, 2021 12:19 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Lucknow/varanasi
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.
Published on Jul 07, 2021 11:49 AM IST
Local villagers and officials pointed out that instead of using the main highway, they are using interior roads to escape checking.
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Haridwar |Sandeep Rawat | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
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.
Published on Jul 05, 2020 06:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar |Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Meenakshi Ray
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.
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New delhi |hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
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.
Updated on May 15, 2020 03:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | Neeraj Santoshi
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.
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 03:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj |K Sandeep Kumar
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.
Published on Aug 08, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | Manish Chandra Pandey