Tag: Bol Bom

Bol Bom devotee drowns in Puri Sea

Puri: In a tragic incident, a Kanwariya (Bolbom devotee) drowned while taking bath in the Puri Sea here on Sunday. As per the information, the deceased, identified as Sanjib Dalai of Pandua village in Jajpur district was returning after collecting water from Chandanpur Bhargavi River. Along with his fellow Kanwariyas, Sanjib halted at the Puri […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Bolbom devotees injured gas leak mishap
States Must Make 'Gangajal' Available For Devotees At Nearest Temple: Centre To SC

A bench headed by justice R.F. Nariman and comprising justice B.R. Gavai issued notice to the Centre, the Uttarakhand government and the Yogi Adityanath government and fixed the matter for hearing on Friday.

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
‘Bol Bom’ devotees throng Shiva shrines on second Somvar

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of Bol Bom devotees, clad in saffron garbs carrying pots full of sanctified water on their shoulders, walked miles to reach different Shiva shrines across the state to offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the auspicious occasion of second Shravan Somvar today. A large number of Kanwariyas were seen making a beeline before […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
kanwariyas taking a selfie
Op-Ed: The Magic of The ‘Bol Bom’ Battlecry

As I watched the kaawariyas file past on National Highway No. 5 (now NH 16), dragging their feet along and occasionally letting out a muffled cry of ‘Bol Bom’, year after year, I often wondered what kept them going on what must have been a long and arduous expedition: religion, fun or the marijuana? As […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Bolbom devotees injured gas leak mishap
Op-Ed: Tirade Against ‘Bol Bom’ Has No Rational Basis

By Sandeep Sahu Suddenly, ‘Bol Bom’ bashing has become fashionable among a section of the people in our state. As in most other cases, the opposition is voiced by those who never had the experience of being part of it. Do they even know what it takes to complete a ‘Bol Bom’ trip, the toll […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021