Nanda Devi The Goddess of Uttarakhand - Nanda Raj Jaat
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Nanda Devi The Goddess of Uttarakhand


The book traces the history and mythology related to one of the world’s largest religious gathering in the Himalayas after the Kumbh. It is all about the legend of Goddess Nanda and her immense importance in the heart of the people of Uttarakhand.

The Nanda Devi Jaat which is taken after every 12 years is the world’s toughest pilgrimage. In this yatra the devotees send off Goddess Nanda to her in law’s abode into the mountains the pilgrimage covers a treacherous route of 230kms on foot ranging from elevation of 100mts to 4000mts above the sea level. The yatra starts from the Nauti village 25kms from Karanprayag and ends beyond the mystery lake Roopkund.

Goddess Nanda is revered and worshipped as a daughter, wife, Kid, mother and in all aspects it shows the deep devotion of the people of the hills in Goddess Nanda.

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Nanda Raj Jaat by Ramakant Benjwal translated by Vinod Prakash Chamoli

About the Author:
Ramakant Benjwal was born on 4th Oct 1962 in the village of Benji (Augustyamuni) Rudraprayag. He has done M.A., B.Lib.I.Sc. He has done extensive research about the Garhwali culture and the pilgrimage of Nanda Devi. He has also written books about Garhwali language and the history of Garhwal Himalayas.

Translated by- Vinod Ptalkash Chamoli:
Born on 5th April 1950 V.P Chamoli graduated in arts from DAV College Dehradun. He retired from the premier civil service institution, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in November 2009 after a service of 36years. Presently he is re employed at the Uttarakhan Raj Bhawan Secretariat.

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