Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra

Nanda Devi is one of the main deities of Uttarakhand region. Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra takes place in honor of the great Nanda Devi. Though Nanda Devi is worshipped in various regions of Uttarakhand, the region around Mt. Nanda Devi and its sanctuary which lie in Pithoragarh district, Chamoli district and Almora district are the key areas related to Nanda Devi.

Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra also popular as Himalayan Mahakumbh is a grand yatra which goes on for weeks. In this yatra devotee of Garhwal and Kumaon region of the Uttarakhand state and people from various parts of India in large number take part.

When and Where Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra is celebrated ?

Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra is organized once in 12 years in Chamoli region. The Jaat or pilgrimage begins from Nauti Village in Karanprayag and ends in Roopkund. The pious yatra involves 280 km of trekking. 

One of the antique features of the yatra is the four horned ram or Chausinghya Khadu that leads the yatra. The ram is adorned in colorful shawl, bangles and ribbons. Devotees walk alongside a palanquin which is beautifully decorated carrying the statue of the holy deity Nanda Devi. Chantollis are also carried by pilgrims. 

There are 19 halting places during the yatra. Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra is one of the toughest pilgrimages as yatra involves trek over forests, glaciers, high altitude meadows, rugged mountain areas and crossing rivers. But nothing stops the spiritual love for Nanda Devi. It is the high devotional spirit among the devotees that make them cover the whole yatra barefoot.

 Rohit Melkani : view over bedni bugyal and bedni kund at the time of nanda raj gat yarta 2014

Significance of Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra

Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra is a significant yatra that depicts the emotional journey of a married woman leaving her paternal home after marriage. Deep admiration and faith shown by the people for Nanda Devi showcases the respect and deep admiration held towards

How Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra is celebrated ?

During the yatra, all around is the religious chant of Jai Maa Nanda Devi and traditional Kumoni & Garhwali folk songs. The yatra ends at Homkund where a grand Yagna and many religious ceremonies take place. The four horned ram is set free. It is believed that the ram follow the Nada Devi to Lord Shiva’s adobe at Mt. Kailash. After bidding farewell to Nanda Devi, devotees return back to Nauti.

It is believed that Nauti Village is the paternal home of Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi is an avatar of Lord Shiva’s wife, Goddess Parvati. This yatra earmarks the journey of Nanda Devi after marriage to her consort’s Lord Shiva home in Mt. Kailash. The rains during the journey signify Nanda Devi tears as she leaves her village home.

Tentative Night Halts during Nanda Devi Rajjat Yatra

From
To
Distance
Nauti Village


Nauti Village
Ida Badhani
10 kms
Ida Badhani
Nauti
10 kms
Nauti
Kansuwa
10 kms
Kansuwa
Sem
12 kms
Sem
Koti
10 kms
Koti
Bhagoti
12 kms
Bhagoti
Kulsari
12 kms
Kulsari
Chepdue (Cheprau)
10 kms
Chepdue
Nand Kesari
11 kms
Nand Kesari
Faldiya
8 kms
Faldiya Village
Mundoli
10 kms
Mundoli
Vaan (Wan)
15 kms
Vaan Village
Geroli Patal
10 kms
Geroli Patal
Bedni Bugyal
9 kms
Bedni Bugyal
Patar Nachoniya
5 kms
Patar Nachoniya
Sila Samundra (via Roopkund and Junargali)
15 kms
Sila Samundra
Chandniya Ghat (via Homkund)
16 kms
Chandniya Ghat
Sutol
18 kms
Suto
Ghat
32 kms
Ghat
Nauti
40 kms
Nauti Village


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