When should one go to Kedarnath and Badrinath pilgrimage?
Asked by Om Shrivastava, 23 Jan '13 11:43 pm
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The term yatra is one of those un-translatable words. It is specific to a culture. Words like journey or even pilgrimage dont measure up to it. While it combines both, its connotation goes much beyond. It is more like an irreversible onward journey usually, but not necessarily, in large groups. In earlier times, devout Hindus in their old age undertook these arduous journeys to visit and experience the various religious places strewn all over India. There was a sense of finality in the manner in which the family members saw the yatris off since there was a lot of uncertainty about their coming back. It was not only because the journeys were hazardous but also because in Hinduism old age is the time to take leave of your worldly engagements and to get completely immersed in the act of seeking the Divine. The sense of purpose, therefore, was much more. We decided to go on a yatra. During the entire journey we were struck by the power of the stories that live on in peoples minds in their ...moreAnswered by LIPSIKA, 24 Jan '13 06:45 am
May end...that's when the routes open up after the melting of snow...
Source: OwnAnswered by anjali sharma, 23 Jan '13 11:44 pm
During summerAnswered by iqbal seth, 24 Jan '13 07:00 am
When you are young and energetic.Answered by Surender Rao, 23 Jan '13 11:45 pm
If your purpose of visit is not religious but simply cultural , then summer time is a good choice.........Answered by vijaykumar Srivastava, 24 Jan '13 06:38 pm
I dont go to pilgrimage any timeAnswered by krish, 24 Jan '13 09:59 am