The month of Sawan, within the Hindu calendar, is of big significance to devotees of Lord Shiva who go on Kanwar Yatra to Haridwar yearly. But this 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Uttarakhand authorities has mentioned, Kanwar Yatra won’t be potential and Ganga water will probably be taken from Har ki Pauri and despatched to all states for the devotees of Shiva.
“Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have agreed that traditional Kanwar Yatra is not possible this year. So we have decided to send water from the Ganga, in large brass urns, to these states,” Madan Kaushik, senior officer in Uttarakhand authorities instructed information company PTI. The brass containers will probably be despatched by street on vehicles to areas throughout India
Every 12 months Kanwariyas stroll a whole lot of kilometres from their respective states to Haridwar, the place they take a holy dip and convey again waters from the Ganga to pour on Shivalingas in temples.
Kanwariyas normally stroll in huge teams and following COVID-19 tips could also be tough, authorities mentioned. The Ganga water will probably be made obtainable for the Kanwariyas at most temples within the nation Mr Kaushik mentioned, including that this was a symbolic gesture of respecting religion of Kanwariyas and all devotees of Shiva amid the pandemic.
Kanwar Yatra usually begins from the primary ‘Sawan Somvar’ thought-about to be auspicious. Throughout the month many devotees quick and provide prayers to Lord Shiva each Monday. Mythology says, it’s in Sawan that Lord Shiva had chosen Parvati as his spouse and the month is devoted to Shiva and Parvati.