Some Facts About Kanwar Yatra
Devotees assemble to collect the Ganges River's holy water from holy locations such as Haridwar and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar
In the Treta yug, the Kanwar yatra ceremonies got under way.
The First Yatra
Lord Parshuram the great devotee of Lord Shiva , carried the first Kanwar yatra during the Sharvana month
Bol-Bam refers to Shiva pilgrimages and festivals in India and Nepal (aka Bam or Bum).
The act of transporting Ganga jal and pouring it on a Shiva-linga is based on Samudramanthan's Puranic tale.
The Holy Water
A teerth yatri visiting a pilgrimage site expects to find relief from the never-ending cycles of life and death.