Kanwar Yatra

The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of devotees of Shiva to Hindu pilgrimage places such as Haridwar, Gaumukh, and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar. It is to fetch holy waters of Ganges River. In this Yatra, participants ritually carry water from a holy source in containers suspended on either side of a pole and offer it at local Shiva shrines.

Timelines
Rajasthan: Curfew relaxed for 2 hours in violence-hit Malpura town

26 Aug 2018

Rajasthan: Curfew relaxed for 2 hours in violence-hit Malpura town

Curfew was relaxed today for two hours in violence-hit Malpura town of Rajasthan's Tonk district, where a clash had erupted involving members of a minority community and Kanwar Yatra pilgrims, police said.

Rajasthan: Curfew imposed in Tonk after attack on Kanwariyas

24 Aug 2018

Rajasthan: Curfew imposed in Tonk after attack on Kanwariyas

Curfew was imposed in Malpura area in Rajasthan's Tonk district today as fresh violence erupted a day after locals pelted stones at Kanwariyas.

Muslim man, who participated in Kanwar-Yatra, stopped from offering Namaz

12 Aug 2018

Muslim man, who participated in Kanwar-Yatra, stopped from offering Namaz

A Muslim man, who took part in Kanwar Yatra, was allegedly stopped from offering Namaz at a mosque in UP's Baghpat area.

Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old boy sodomized while returning from Kanwar Yatra

11 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old boy sodomized while returning from Kanwar Yatra

A 14-year-old boy was allegedly sodomized by a dhaba owner at a village in UP's Muzaffarnagar.

Kanwar yatra: UP spends Rs. 14L on chopper for petal-showering

10 Aug 2018

Kanwar yatra: UP spends Rs. 14L on chopper for petal-showering

We're used to believing that the government lacks money to improve the many things wrong around us- illiteracy, hunger, homelessness, etc.

Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!

01 Aug 2018

Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!

Giving tough competition to 'Gold-Man' aka music composer Bappi Lahiri is Golden Baba.

15 UP Muslims begin their 'Kanwar Yatra' journey

28 Jul 2018

15 UP Muslims begin their 'Kanwar Yatra' journey

A group of 70 kanwariyas, which include 15 Muslims, from Kushahari village in UP's Deoria district began their journey for Baba Dham in Jharkhand's Deoghar district.

Right-wing groups launch campaigns against non-vegetarian eateries in NCR

23 Sep 2017

Right-wing groups launch campaigns against non-vegetarian eateries in NCR

As Navratri begins, right-wing groups have gone on a cleaning spree in NCR. Reports have come in that in Gurgaon, it is the Shiv Sena and Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal (ABHKD) that are pressurizing meat shops to down their shutters.

Kanwar Yatra: 'Golden Baba' back with gold, more fancy cars

21 Jul 2017

Kanwar Yatra: 'Golden Baba' back with gold, more fancy cars

Main attraction of Kanwar Yatra Golden Baba, known for his ornaments, is back with a bang!

Amarnath attack: Delhi on high alert, Kanwarias to get security

12 Jul 2017

Amarnath attack: Delhi on high alert, Kanwarias to get security

Post terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi has been put on high alert with special security cover for Kanwar Yatra.