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With a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra has decided to call off the state’s biggest pilgrimage this year, but some rituals will be observed.
The Char Dham road project, involving expansion of the 889-km highway into a two-lane stretch, is set to miss its second deadline of March 2020.
Kanwariyas say no one dares question them, and even TTEs don’t ask for tickets. But passengers complain of harassment, want separate coaches for kanwariyas.
Come July, Haryana Dalits will get free trips to the birthplaces of Kabir & Ravidas in Varanasi, and to Amritsar, where Valmiki is believed to have written the Ramayana.
The temple had opened Friday amid a tense standoff involving social activist Trupti Desai in Kochi and a move by its administrator to seek time from the Supreme Court to implement its verdict.
The pilgrimage has seen more than 2.6 lakh devotees participate this year. In 2014, more than 3.7 lakh pilgrims participated. Jammu: The number of pilgrims paying obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the 2 lakh mark in 33 days this year, the highest since the last 3 years, officials said. As many as 2.60 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath despite interruptions due to torrential rains. "On the 33rd day of the ongoing Amarnathji Yatra yesterday, 3,827 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave and cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage on 28 June, 2,62,314 pilgrims paid darshan at the holy cave," an official spokesperson said. "Last year, the total number of pilgrims who visited the shrine was 2,60,003 in 40 days, whereas this year the pilgrimage has crossed this number in 33 days," he said. As many as 2,20,490 pilgrims visited the cave shrine in 2016,...
Maharashtra draws up a budget of Rs 3.18 crore for publicity along the route of the annual Ashadi Wari pilgrimage.