‘Kanwar Yatra’ begins – no vulgar songs, no DJs

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has issued a series of strict guidelines for the safe passage of the ‘kanwar’ pilgrimage which began on Monday. UP Home Department came out with a long list of Do’s and Don’ts for the ‘kanwariyas’ who began there tough journey on the first day of the auspicious Hindu month of ‘sawan’. The Yogi Adityanath government is keen to ensure that the month-long yatra in which pilgrims walk barefoot with pitchers of the holy Ganga water from Haridwar to Shiva temples in their native towns and villages, is not disrupted in any form.