Mom, son proceed their non secular journey on scooter

Mysuru duo who launched into a visit to temples in 2018 needed to halt in between due to COVID outbreak

Mysuru duo who launched into a visit to temples in 2018 needed to halt in between due to COVID outbreak

Forty-year-old Dakshinamurthy Krishna Kumar and his 74-year-old mom Choodarathna, from Mysuru, made headlines once they embarked in 2018 on an extended pilgrimage. They lined over 5 lakh kilometres, visiting non secular locations throughout the nation and Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal on their 20-year-old Bajaj Chetak scooter, a present to Mr. Kumar from his father. Then, COVID-19 struck and so they needed to minimize brief their journey.

Now, after a spot of about two years, the duo have hit the street once more, protecting temples, non secular locations, monasteries, and ashrams throughout the nation. On Saturday, they visited temples in Kannur, travelling 180-odd kilometres from Mysuru on scooter.

4 years in the past, Mr. Kumar left a high-paid company job after 13 years. Behind the massive resolution was a request of his mom — she wished to go to a temple of their dwelling State, Karnataka. “I used to be shocked that my mom, who was 68 years outdated then, had not visited a temple that was so close to,” he mentioned. He determined then to satisfy all her needs.

An eyeopener

“Until then I had by no means given a lot time and a spotlight to my mom. I used to be chasing my desires to climb additional up the company ladder,” he mentioned. Her request proved to be an eyeopener. He started to take her on brief journeys to close by temples on his scooter. “The scooter made our household full because it jogged my memory of my father,” he mentioned.

“I used to be apprehensive about her skill to deal with the journeys. Nevertheless, she responded with enthusiasm. I realised that age is only a quantity,” he mentioned and added that they repeatedly drove over 400 kilometres when States began imposing restrictions throughout COVID-19 outbreak.

Three guidelines

“We adopted three ideas. To not take cash or items from folks. To remain in temples, ashrams and different spiritual locations and to eat solely twice a day. At occasions there have been no ashrams or temples. However folks invited us to remain at their houses and served us meals,” he added.

“Our journey has simply began. It would proceed as lengthy my mom needs to journey and see locations,” he mentioned, setting on his return journey to Mysuru, along with his cherished pillion-rider.

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