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'Kanwar Yatra' begins amid high security


'Kanwar Yatra' begins amid high security

Varanasi, July 21 (ANI): The 14-day 'Kanwar Yatra' started amid heavy security with hundreds of thousands of devotees from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar and some from Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh reaching Varanasi. Devotees of Lord Shiva in large numbers are expected to pay obeisance to various temples in Varanasi.

The yatra takes place during the sacred month of 'Saawan', according to the Hindu calendar.

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