External Affairs minister to preside computerized draw for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

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New Delhi, March 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will preside the computerized draw for selection of pilgrims for the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010 on March 31.

The draw will be announced at MEA, South Block, Committee Room ( R.No 162).

Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash.

Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune.

The peregrination is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain and Bvnpo religions circumambulate the mountain in a counterclockwise direction.

The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 mi) long. (ANI)

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