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Govt. Officials, Cops Shower Flowers on Kanwarias From Helicopter

India | PTI | August 8, 2018, 11:31 pm
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 Government and police officials shower rose petals on Kanwarias from the helicopter near Meerut. Kanwarias, the devotees of Lord Shiva, perform a ritual pilgrimage to Haridwar in which they walk the roads of India, clad in saffron, and carrying ornately decorated canisters of the sacred water of the Ganges River over their shoulders during the Hindu lunar month of Shravan. (Image: AP)

Government and police officials shower rose petals on Kanwarias from the helicopter near Meerut. Kanwarias, the devotees of Lord Shiva, perform a ritual pilgrimage to Haridwar in which they walk the roads of India, clad in saffron, and carrying ornately decorated canisters of the sacred water of the Ganges River over their shoulders during the Hindu lunar month of Shravan. (Image: AP)

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 Kanwarias walk past sugarcane fields in a religious pilgrimage near Meerut. (Image: AP)

Kanwarias walk past sugarcane fields in a religious pilgrimage near Meerut. (Image: AP)

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 Kanwarias walk past a toll gate on a national highway during a religious pilgrimage near Meerut. (Image: AP)

Kanwarias walk past a toll gate on a national highway during a religious pilgrimage near Meerut. (Image: AP)

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 A Hindu devotee Rahul, carries his grandparents on his shoulders along with vessels of holy water collected from the River Ganges on their return journey from Haridwar, in Meerut. (Image: AP)

A Hindu devotee Rahul, carries his grandparents on his shoulders along with vessels of holy water collected from the River Ganges on their return journey from Haridwar, in Meerut. (Image: AP)

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 Kanwarias walk past sugarcane fields in a religious pilgrimage near Meerut. (Image: AP)

Kanwarias walk past sugarcane fields in a religious pilgrimage near Meerut. (Image: AP)

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 Kanwarias rest at Augarnath Temple near Meerut. (Image: AP)

Kanwarias rest at Augarnath Temple near Meerut. (Image: AP)

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 Kanwarias walk past a toll gate on a national highway during a religious pilgrimage near Meerut. (Image: AP)

Kanwarias walk past a toll gate on a national highway during a religious pilgrimage near Meerut. (Image: AP)

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 Kanwarias take a bathe at Augarnath Temple near Meerut. (Image: AP)

Kanwarias take a bathe at Augarnath Temple near Meerut. (Image: AP)

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 Kanwarias sleep by road side Meerut. (Image: AP)

Kanwarias sleep by road side Meerut. (Image: AP)

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 An elderly couple being carried for 'kanwariya' pilgrimage during the holy month of Shrawan, in Haridwar. (Image: PTI)

An elderly couple being carried for 'kanwariya' pilgrimage during the holy month of Shrawan, in Haridwar. (Image: PTI)

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 An elderly couple being carried by the 'Kanwariyas' for pilgrimage during the holy month of Shravan, in Ghaziabad. (Image: PTI)

An elderly couple being carried by the 'Kanwariyas' for pilgrimage during the holy month of Shravan, in Ghaziabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Temple priests and devotees perform aarti on Har Ki Pauri on the bank of River Ganga, in Haridwar. (Image: PTI)

Temple priests and devotees perform aarti on Har Ki Pauri on the bank of River Ganga, in Haridwar. (Image: PTI)

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 An elderly couple being carried by the 'Kanwariyas' for pilgrimage during the holy month of Shravan. (Image: PTI)

An elderly couple being carried by the 'Kanwariyas' for pilgrimage during the holy month of Shravan. (Image: PTI)

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