Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra Serving Pilgrims

In 2014, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra launched its program to serve pilgrims who undertake the annual Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage throughout the month of Sawan. In 2022, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra extended its pilgrimage services to support pilgrims participating in the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra.

Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra

The annual pilgrimage, Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, occurs from July to August, during which pilgrims visit the Amarnath Holy Cave to pay reverence to Lord Shiva in the form of an iced stalagmite Shiva Lingam. In 2022, Sant Baljit Singh motivated Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra to serve the devotees and pilgrims visiting the cave.

Serving at the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2022

Serving at the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2022

During the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2022, devotees from all over India traveled to the Amarnath Holy Cave to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva in the form of an iced stalagmite Shiva Lingam. A record attendance was expected after its two year hiatus due to the COVID-19...

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Reporting for service at Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2022

Reporting for service at Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2022

On June 30, 2022, two fully equipped ambulances departed VMRK headquarters in Nawan Nagar on a 12 hour journey to the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir in Srinagar. Driving through the night, the ambulances arrived at their destination the next day on July 1,...

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Preparing to serve at Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2022

Preparing to serve at Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2022

Located in the Himalayan sub-valley in Jammu and Kashmir, India, the Amarnath Holy Cave is home to the Shiva Lingam, revered by Hindus as the physical manifestation of Lord Shiva. At an altitude of 3,888 metres, the cave is covered in snow most of the year. In summer,...

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Serve everyone as part of the family of God.

Sant Baljit Singh

Kanwar Yatra

The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage devoted to Lord Shiva. The kanwarias (pilgrims) walk long distances in bare feet during the heavy rains, extreme humidity, and heat of the monsoon season. On their shoulders, they balance a kanwar, a colorfully decorated pole with containers suspended on either side. The kanwarias fill the containers with water from the sacred rivers, then carry it back to their native places to offer to Lord Shiva in their local temples.

Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra serves these pilgrims with camps that offer medical care, free food, and resting places.

Serving kanwarias at kanwar camps 2022

Serving kanwarias at kanwar camps 2022

When the Kanwar Yatra resumed in 2022, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra (VMRK) promptly recommenced its charitable program of camps to support the kanwarias with medical care, food, refreshments, and rest. Read more in our blog post: Organizing the kanwar camps 2022. From...

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Organizing the kanwar camps 2022

Organizing the kanwar camps 2022

In 2022, the Kanwar Yatra resumed after a 2-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As in previous years, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra (VMRK) received permission from local administrations to organize camps to serve the kanwarias (pilgrims). VMRK organized 53 camps in...

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Kanwar Yatra pilgrims surge in lead up to Shivratri

Kanwar Yatra pilgrims surge in lead up to Shivratri

Each year during the annual pilgrimage known as Kanwar Yatra, charitable organizations set up camps along the roadsides to provide amenities to serve the millions of pilgrims and support their devotion. Sant Baljit Singh urged Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra to support the...

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Kanwar Yatra: devotion, sacrifice and endurance

Kanwar Yatra: devotion, sacrifice and endurance

On the annual Kanwar Yatra pilgrimages, the kanwarias (pilgrims) fast and walk for hundreds of miles, often in bare feet, to sacred rivers to collect holy water in containers attached to long poles. The kanwarias balance these poles on their shoulders as they make the...

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Offering kanwar camps 2014 – 2019

Offering kanwar camps 2014 – 2019

Once, Sant Baljit Singh was traveling by road and saw many pilgrims undertaking the annual Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage. These pilgrims, known as kanwarias, were carrying their kanwar on their shoulders. Sant Baljit Singh also noticed that the pilgrims were barefoot and...

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