Kanwar Yatra
Kanwar yatra

India is going to witness two shravan mas in the year 2023. We are getting this reverved opportunity to celebrate the bhakti of Lord Shiva after 19 years. This year, it is going to be 59 days long shrawan mas.

Shrawan mas is an auspicious month in Hinduism. It is the month of worshipping the majestic and holy vibrations of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Kanwar Yatra starts with shrawan mass. We are having Kanwar Yatra from 4th July 2023. Devotees worship their deity with full devotion and carry Kanwar and walk miles to Ganga river to fill the holy water.

Hence, it is believed that shaivianites get the holy water in kanwar to do Jalabhishek of lord Shiva on sawan shivratri. They put two earthen pots on a bamboo stick. And, these pots are called Vishnughat and Brahmaghat. These Kanwar are considered to be amalgamation of trinity of gods, Brhama, Vishnu and Mahesh. Moreover, Devotees goes to Haridwar, Gangotri, Gaumukh and like places to collect gangajal to offer to Lord Shiva.

What is the date of Kanwar Yatra?

Kanwar yatra will start on 4th July 2023 and end on 15th July 2023. Kanwar yattra is regarded as a journey of self growth and spiritual awakening.

Who was the first kanwariya?

Kanwariya is a person who carries the kanwar all though out his journey over his shoulder.

Namely, it is believed that Lord Parshuram was the first kanwariya on the Earth. Few of the legends says that Ravana was the first Kanwariya.

Dont’s in Kanwar Yatra

  • Alcohol and related substance are not allowed during Kanwar Yatra.
  • No non-veg and tamsik food allowed.
  • One need to have bathing rituals done before touching the Kanwar.
  • No vehicle is allowed. Kanwar Yatra is always done on foot.
  • One can not keep Kanwar on floor. It is advised to keep it above floor even when the devotee is sleeping. They are advised to hang it on a place above the floor.

What are the benefits of Kanwar yatra?

Apparently, it is believed that Kanwar Yatra is a very pious and auspicious event in the life of a shaivianite.

  1. One gets the blessings of Aswhwamegh Yagya.
  2. A childless couple gets the blessings of being parents.
  3. All your wishes gets fulfilled.
  4. You are free from the cycle of life and death.

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