As had been announced, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi today left Delhi to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
The Congress chief had expressed a wish to this effect in April of this year.
It was when his plane plunged hundreds of feet during the campaign for the Karnataka polls.
The well known pilgrimage for the Hindus is aimed at seeking the blessing of Lord Shiva.
It is expected to last about 12 days, as per top Congress sources.
“Shiv bhakt Congress president Rahul Gandhi has left for undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, where he will take the ‘parikarma’ of Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva, and of Mansarovar lake. The yatra will take around 12 to 15 days, but the exact route cannot be disclosed due to security reasons,” he said.
The Congress leader also accused the BJP of trying to create “hurdles” in the pilgrimage.
The arduous pilgrimage to Mt Kailash, which is considered the abode of Lord Shiva in Hindu mythology and is in the Tibetan Himalayas is organised every year between June and September.>