BANGALORE: The newly designated Foreign Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, flagged off the first batch of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, the annual Hindu pilgrimage.
According to the Hindu mythology, sins of the human beings are washed away in this holy lake and the flanking Mount Kailash as the home of Shiva.
In between the period right from the month of June through September, Indian Foreign Affairs Ministry, every year, organizes this trip. People various regions participate in the yatra in order to take bath as a ceremonial event in the holy lake water.
“The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage can be a big medium for the betterment of relations between Indians and Chinese. The trekking path that goes from India is a very difficult path, but the path that the Chinese have made after the Nathula Pass (a mountain pass between the north eastern province of Sikkim and Tibet) is a motorable road where you can take your car. That is why I have spoken to them (Chinese authorities),” added Swaraj.