For the convenience of pilgrims planning to visit Khatu Shyamji temple in Rajasthan, the North-Western Railway (NWR) will be running a special train between Hisar and Ringas (Rajasthan) from February 26 to March 2.
The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage will commence June 8, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday while announcing that elderly pilgrims and those with mobility issues will now be able to visit Mount Kailash for the first time via a motorable route passing through China.
India's first multi-crore electricity driven river linking project which pumps Narmada river water into the Kshipra river has become successful due to which faithful pilgrims would have ample water to take a holy dip in Ujjain during the Simhastha Mela next year, a senior official said here Thursday.
Over two million Muslims, including 136,000 Indians, will begin Haj when they assemble in the valley of Mina as Saudi authorities said preparations have been completed for the world's largest annual gathering after the city underwent a multi-billion overhaul.
Yatra to Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine has been suspended for third consecutive day today in view of heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir as authorities said the pilgrimage would be resumed only after the weather improves.
With the entire route to Amarnath shrine still buried under a thick blanket of snow, SASB authorities said they have "serious apprehensions" about the commencement of the annual pilgrimage which is scheduled to begin next week.