Kanwar Yatra: News

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.

16 Jul 2023


Uttar Pradesh: 5 Kanwariya pilgrims electrocuted to death in Meerut

In a heartbreaking development from Uttar Pradesh, a religious procession turned lethal as five Kanwariya pilgrims have reportedly died, and five others were injured after their vehicle came in contact with a high-tension wire in Meerut's Bhawanpur area.

01 Aug 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: Faulty DJ system electrocutes 10 kanwariyas, 19 injured

At least 10 kanwariyas died and 19 have been injured in the Cooch Bihar district of West Bengal due to an incident of electrocution.

23 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Truck runs over 6 Kanwar devotees in Hathras

Six Kanwar Yatra devotees on their journey to Bhopal from Haridwar died during early hours of Saturday after a speeding truck ran over them in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district, the police said.

22 Jul 2022


Man carries parents for 'Kanwar Yatra,' internet is all praises

The annual Kanwar Yatra is observed in the month of Sawan to worship Lord Shiva. Beginning on July 14 it will end on July 26.

18 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP cancels Kanwar Yatra amid fears of COVID-19 third wave

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday canceled the annual Kanwar Yatra a day after the state was asked to reconsider the pilgrimage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court asks UP to reconsider allowing Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court of India today asked the Uttar Pradesh government to reconsider its decision to allow the Kanwar Yatra in the state in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

UP allows Kanwar Yatra amid COVID-19; Supreme Court seeks response

The Supreme Court of India has sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government over its decision to allow the Kanwar Yatra despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

11 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

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.

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.

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.

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.

23 Sep 2017

Shiv Sena

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.

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!

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.