Chinese officials have allowed Indian pilgrims to plunge into Kailash Mansarovar. The pilgrims plunged into Mansarovar on Tuesday and thanked Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Pujari Sanjiv Krishna Thakur after plunging with the devotees in Mansarovar said that today we got the privilege of immersing in holy Mansarovar, I thank the Government of India and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Earlier, because of anger and disappointment, devotees said that there is no point of getting Visa permit as China rejected their plea to get a dip in holy Mansarover. But after the recent permission that has been granted to the devotees, things have turned into the positive direction.
Sushma Swaraj said that only a limited area in the river has been given to devotees to plunge and not the entire area.
Kailash Mansarovar is in Tibet and is extremely difficult to be reached too. Pilgrims can reach the destination by two ways either through Lipulk pass in Uttarakhand or by the other way which is Nathu Long Pass.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is organized from June to September every year by the Indian Foreign Ministry. Nathu Long Pass was closed during the last year’s pilgrimage, due to which the passengers had a lot of trouble.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that this time 1580 pilgrims will travel to Kailash Mansarovar.18 batches of pilgrims with 60 pilgrims in one batch will pass by Lipulk, whereas 10 batches of 50 pilgrims each will pass through Nathu Pass.