Kanwar Yatra 2021: The UP government has filed its reply in the Supreme Court regarding the Kanwar Yatra. The UP government has said that this year there will be no Kanwar Yatra. UP government’s lawyer Vaidyanathan said during the hearing in the court that all the Kanwar Sangh are ready to postpone the yatra. So this year there will be no travel.
UP’s lawyer Vaidyanathan said that after the order of the court, the government called a meeting. All Kanwar Sangh are ready to postpone the yatra. So this year there will be no travel.
Let us inform that this year Kanwar Yatra has been canceled in Uttar Pradesh. Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal had given this information on Saturday. He said that after the appeal of the state government, the Kanwar unions decided to cancel the yatra. The Kanwar Yatra was to start from July 25.
The month of Sawan is going to start from 25th July.
The month of Sawan is going to start from 25th July. The month of Sawan is considered very important for Lord Shiva and his worshippers. It is believed that Lord Shiva is very pleased by worshiping Lord Shiva in the month of Sawan. Every year lakhs of devotees take out Kanwar Yatra to please Lord Shiva. It is believed that by doing this Lord Shiva fulfills all the wishes of the devotees.
Before starting the yatra, devotees reach a holy place with baskets resting on bamboo wood on both sides and return with Gangajal in these baskets. This kanwar is constantly carried on his shoulder during the journey, this yatra is called kanwar yatra and the travelers are called kanwariya. In earlier times people used to travel barefoot or on foot. However, now people have started using bikes, trucks and other means as well.
Know- what is the history of Kanwar Yatra
It is said that Lord Parashurama was the ultimate devotee of Lord Shiva. It is believed that he first went to ‘Pura Mahadev’ near Baghpat district with Kanwar. He did the Jalabhishek of Bholenath by taking water from the Ganges from Garhmukteshwar. At that time the month of Shravan was going on. Since then, following this tradition, the devotees started taking out Kanwar Yatra in the month of Shravan.