Kanwar Yatra 2018 in India

The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of the devotees of Lord Shiva. Kanwar Yatra dates are based on the traditional Hindu calender. It starts with the onset of Shravan season. It is not just a walk to make Shiva happy, it is one of the religious wat to improvise your own facility. Devotees happily do the walk of Kanwar Yatra to get the eternal peace of life. | Kanwar Yatra 2018 in India |

Haridwar Kanwar Yatra 2

During the Kanwar Yatra, the devotees of Shiva travel to the Hindu Pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh, Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch the holy water of Ganges river. But the Kanwar pilgrimage to Haridwar has grown in recent times to be India’s largest annual religious gathering.

Rishikesh - Shiva

Further, the holy water they collect from river Ganga is used to bath the Shivalingam on Amavasi day in the month of Shravan season.

Kanwar Yatra 2018 in India

Kanwar Yatra 2018 in India

Kanwar Yatra 2018 in India

Highlights of Kanwar Yatra

  • During the Kanwar Yatra, the devotees carry their own Kanwar on both of their shoulders.
  • Most of the devotees do travel on foot from a long distance.
  • Devotees chant the slogan ‘Bol Bam’ or ‘Bam Bhole’ during their whole Kanwar Yatra.
  • During the Kanwar Yatra, devotees donot use charpai or bed to rest during the Yatra.
  • Devotees stay away from the world once they start the Kanwar Yatra.

Haridwar Kanwar Yatra 1

Check out our blog for more interesting places to travel in this Shravan Season.

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Roshan Dibya Ranjan

Hi! I’m Roshan. I started my travels without any plans to unknown destinations. I always believe that ‘We live only once’. So I try to make most of my life by traveling around the world. travel and photography is just an integral part of my life. For me, as a photographer ‘Every face has a story to tell’.

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