Ghaziabad / Meerut22 minutes agoWriters: Manu Choudhary / Sachin Gupta
There is a shout of bombs and bombs in the streets. There are kanwariyas everywhere. It is as if the influx of saffron had arisen. Kanwariyas with kanwars on their shoulders and bandages on their feet are marching to the ground at a temperature of 32 degrees, shouting “Bol Bam”.
‘Diaries’ On the first day of the Kanwar Yatra, it told the environment from the Dudheshwar temple of Ghaziabad to Meerut. He introduced you to these kanwariyas who return with kanwars with innocent children after the fulfillment of their vows. On Wednesday, the second day’s Kanwar Yatra starts from Meerut. So come with us, you too on this journey …
1. Bholenath heard after 10 years, if a son is born, he leads to Kanwar
Having a son, he was asked to vote for Kanwar. Now Pushpa brings Gangajal with the boy.
Delhi Pushpa takes Kanwar with his family. The woman’s 6-year-old son, Shiva, and 2-year-old daughter, Manju, are also together. The son himself walks, so the daughter is dragged from the cradle. Sometimes the father was advancing and sometimes the mother Pushpa. In the conversation, Pushpa said, “We are residents of Delhi. The marriage took place 17 years ago. The child was not born for many days after the marriage. He made a vow to Lord Bholenath that if Bholenath had a child bring water from Ganga on foot from Haridwar to Delhi.Then there was a son, also called Shiva.This family walks 35-40 km in 1 day.In the meantime, Kanwar stops at the camp to feed and feed the son and daughter .
2. The kanwar containing 8 raised urns for the mother
Shur of Khurja carries 44 liters of Gangajal on his shoulders. Walk 15-18 km in one day.
Passing Meerut, we come across Sachin. He is a resident of Khurja in Bulandshahr. Sachin, 18, carries 8 Gangajal urns on his shoulders. Not one or two liters, but the 44 liters of the urn are full of Gangajal. Her shoulders are shaking due to the weight. The legs are shaken. But Sachin will not give up in front of Aastha.
He said, “I was young. My mother got sick, then she died. My mother is not in this world. I just pray to God that wherever my mother is, her soul rests in peace. All this in what does my mother do “. ‘
Earlier, Sachin has brought 20 liters of water from Ganga to Khurja, about 240 km from Haridwar. He said, “They only cover 15-18 km in one day. The water is more too, but Bholenath will reach his destination. When he was 13, he had taken Gangajal on foot from Haridwar.”
3. “I am disabled, but I will worship the innocent with one leg.”
This image is of Ankit Sharma of Meerut and his friend Mayank on the road. He is due to represent Jalabhishek on July 26th.
Ankit Sharma of Meerut has a disability with one leg. He has a stick on a bed. He can’t walk. On the highway, he was seen carrying Gangajal to us on a three-wheeled scooter. His friend Mayank was with him too. He said, “Oh Bholenath, do not make anyone disabled. I can only walk with one leg. I have life once. I do not regret it, even after I have been disabled, I am in this condition that I wear Gangajal. From Haridwar Bholenath always appeals to his devotees.On July 26, at Shivratri, Jalabhishek is to be performed at the temple.
4. The passion of patriotism along with faith
Kanwariyas were seen walking with the tricolor in their hands. With devotion to Shiva, patriotism was seen.
Shiva devotees also show the passion of patriotism. Delhi Shiva devotees, Gurugram and Faridabad carry Kanwar as Rath Yatra. The chariot is decorated with the idols of Lord Bholenath and Mother Parvati. We met a group of Shiva devotees coming from Samaypur to Faridabad on the Meerut border on the highway. In which a devotee of Shiva walks in front with the tricolor in his hand. There are many other Kavadis, which carry chariots and tricolors along with Kavad.
5. Rest during the day, the kanwariyas of Gwalior running all night
A group of 41 kanwariyas from Gwalior are returning from Haridwar with Gangajal. This group has crossed Meerut on foot. In a conversation near Tank Chauraha, in the Cantt area, he said he traveled between 30 and 40 kilometers a day.
With less time for Shivratri, so I try to cover this trip quickly. In the last days, the group will walk up to 70 kms per day. Currently the kanwariyas of the group rest during the day and walk almost all night.
The Kanwariyas of Gwalior walk at night. During the day they rest.
Panchak will finish this afternoon and then increase the crowd
Kanwar is not believed to have been bred during the Panchak period. Panchak Kaal will start from July 16 and will last until 12.51 on July 20. Lakhs of Kanwariyas will leave Haridwar as soon as the Panchak period ends.
There are currently thousands of kanwariyas in Har ki Paidi in Haridwar, waiting for the Panchak period to end. It is believed that these Kanwariyas will start arriving near Muzaffarnagar on the border of Uttar Pradesh from Thursday morning. After that, more Kanwariyas will be seen on the roads of West UP.
Kanwariyas rest anywhere during the day and walk again after 4pm.
Decreased kanwar service fields
This time, the number of Kanwar service camps between Meerut and Ghaziabad has been halved. To confirm this, we spoke at the DM office in Ghaziabad. It was learned that about 120 camps were given permission two years ago.
This time, 60 camp operators applied for permission, of which only 40 camps have permission so far. There was another reason behind this. This time the road has become narrow due to the construction of a fast railway between Meerut and Ghaziabad. Therefore, the place for camping is not as before.
When they are tired, these kanwariyas rest for a while in service camps set up in various places and then move on.