Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Hindu)
Nanda Devi Raj Jat is one of the world famous festivals of Uttarakhand in India.People from entire.Garhwal division Kumaon division as well as other parts of India and the world participate in Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra.Goddess Nanda Devi is worshipped at dozens of places in Kumaon and rahul, but the region around Mt. Nanda Devi and its sanctuary, which falls in the Almora ,chamoli district is the prime area related to Nanda Devi. In Chamoli Nanda Devi Raj Jaat is organized once in 12 years. The Jaat starts from Nauti village near Karnprayag and goes up to the heights of Roopkund and Homekund with a four horned sheep. After the havan - yagna is over, the sheep is freed with decorated ornaments, food and clothing’s and the other offerings are dischared.When the sheep with four Horns take birth then the Nanda Devi Raj Jaat is planned.People also celebrate the annual Nanda Jaat.The Raj Jaat procession goes from all villages, where there is a Nanda Devi temple of recognition, specially at Koti a night halt of the participants is planned, where throughout the night worship and celebrations goes on.