About Kanwar Yatra

By: Parkhi Aggarwal

22, Jul 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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Start Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018                     End Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Venue: India, measurely in North India
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Kanwar yatra is belongs to the Churning of the ocean of milk.  When Kanwar Yatra 2018 is started from 10th July 2018 and end on 22th July 2018. The story appears in Bhagwata Puran which decodes the origin of Amrita when world started burning from its heat. The story starts when there had a battle between Devas and Demons. In the battle of Devas and the Demons when Devas were defeated and demons gained their control on the universe, that time Devas were asking for help. Due to the churning of the milk ocean by the Demons and Devas, a pot of poison called  Halahala was produced from the ocean. Because the poison was so much venom, it could wipe out entire universe. During this Loard Shiva accepted to respire poison. This was so violent that it changed the color of Shiva’s neck into blue. Due to this reason we know Shiva as Neelakntha too.

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The devotees of Shiva known as Kanvarias, millions of participants gather virtuous water from the GANGA and carry it across hundreds of miles to apportion as offerings in their local Shiv Lings or any temple such as ‘’Pura Mahadev, Augarnath temple in Meerut.  This Kanwar yatra gives us a day when participant gives Jal on Shivlings, this day known as "Mahashivratri".

Kanwar Yatra has been observed first in the month of "Bhaado" as per Hindu Panchang. Kanwar Yatra used to be a small affair undertaken by a few Saint and devotees until the 1990s, Now it starting gaining popularity. Today thousand of devotees from the surrounding states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar and some from Jharkhand Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh participate in Kanwar Mela. Heavy security measures by the government and the traffic is diverted for the period.

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