The Uttarakhand authorities will take a call on whether or not to permit the Kanwar Yatra that draws over three crore devotees to Haridwar, after lockdown 4.Zero tips are issued by the Centre.
Cupboard minister and state authorities spokesperson Madan Kaushik stated the matter shall be mentioned after tips for lockdown 4.Zero are introduced by the Central authorities.
Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees, referred to as Kanvarias to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch the holy water of the Ganga River. The devotees collect Ganga water (Gangajal) and carry it throughout tons of of miles to supply the identical of their native Shaiva shrines. In Kanwar Yatra which begins after monsoons, the devotees come from the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh to Uttarakhand
As a consequence of their arrival in big numbers, the Uttarakhand authorities has to make particular preparations for his or her security and to facilitate the graceful conduct of the yatra.
Mahamandaleshwar Harichetnanand Maharaj of Shri Panchayati Bada Udasin Akhada stated whether or not Kanwar Yatra ought to be allowed this yr or not, is determined by the containment of the coronavirus epidemic. “The portals of the Badrinath shrine had been opened on Friday however solely 28 individuals had been allowed on the shrine. No pilgrims had been allowed. The federal government is but to take a call on whether or not to permit the Char Dham yatra this yr or not,” he stated.
“So, if Covid-19 circumstances enhance additional now we have to abide by the Union authorities tips as at the moment solely ritualistic non secular occasions are being allowed. As different pilgrimages aren’t being allowed within the state at current, we should watch for a while, almost two months when the Kanwar Yatra begins. We hope until then the state of affairs will normalize and the federal government can take the proper choice primarily based on the state of affairs then,” he stated.