Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra to be telecast live on television

Devotees across the country and abroad can watch the famous Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra live on television, as the Uttarakhand government has given the direct telecast rights for the pilgrimage to Indian Space Research Organisation.

The 19-day long Yatra scheduled to be held in August this year for the first time after the creation of Uttarakhand, will be telecast live by ISRO.

The yatra, a 19-day-long trek through some of the most tough terrains of the hill state, is being held for the first time after Uttarakhand became a separate state in November 2000 after the bifurcation of Uttar Pradesh.

Covering a distance of 280 km, the yatra symbolises the departure of Nanda Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, to her in-law’s place or the abode of Lord Shiva who is believed to be residing in the Himalayas.

The pilgrimage begins, led by a four-horned ram (male sheep), from Nauti village near Karnaprayag in Chamoli district at an altitude of 1,500 metres and concludes on the 19th day at Hemkund located at a height of 4,950 metres.

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