Hundreds of villagers from the Talla Johar area of Munsiyari set on journey to the high Himalayan glaciers in groups early this morning to pluck the Brahma Kamal flower to offer it to Nanda Devi, the idols of which are established in every village of the areas. Brahma Kamal is a flower of Uttarakhand and is found only in the high Himalayan glaciers.
- Brahma Kamal is the flower of Uttarakhand and is found only in the high Himalayan glaciers.
- As all villagers of the Talla Johar area are migrants from the Garhwal region, Nanda is their Kuldevi.
- Special prayers are solemnised with Brahma Kamal, as it pleases Nanda Devi, who is believed to reside in the high Himalayan peaks.
- Brahma Kamal blooms in this season only and the first set of flowers is offered to Nanda Devi.