Kanwar Yatra

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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.