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Historic Kailash Yatra leaves for kailash Kund amid prayers
8/18/2017 10:12:17 PM
Early Times Report

Bhaderwah, Aug 18: The ancient and historical Kailash Yatra left for Kailash Kund today. Kailash Yatra is one of famous pilgrimages in erstwhile Doda district. Yatra started from Vasuki Nag temple Gatha after the offering of traditional prayer of the mace.
The procession passed through various villages and localities like Gatha, Radio Station Colony, Kotli Link Road, Seri Bazar and reached near Vasuki Nag temple Vasuki Dehra where another mace from the same temple was also left for Kailash Kund.
The yatra will take its first night stay at Hayan just five km from Bhaderwah and next day early in the morning it will leave for Kailash Kund and it would reach there the same day. Kailash Yatra or Kablas Yatra as it is called in the local Bhaderwahi language starts every year in late August or early September.
"According to a legend, Lord Vasuki Nag had come from somewhere outside. At Gatha, a poor and old woman of Diaden families was living in a hut. She had a cow which was giving 4-5kg of milk daily. This cow was the only means of her living. Suddenly this cow stopped giving milk. This continued for at least 10 days. The old lady became very worried so she hid behind a tree. Suddenly she saw a man who changed into a big snake and started sucking milk from the cow. After some time, the snake disappeared. This shocked the woman. She returned home and became unconscious. That night she saw a dream. The man who had turned in to a big snake came into her dream. The man said that he was Vasuki Nag. He said that the place of Gatha had fascinated him. He asked her to make a temple for him at the place. In the morning, she told the villagers about it. The villagers gathered and decided to build a temple for Vasuki Nag there. This temple is at Gatha Bhadarwah . The yatra passes through Seeri baazar and reaches Nalthi village via Sungli. In the middle of the mountain above Nalthi starts a plain path which yatries cover to reach Hanyieha.
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