Day 231 | 30 August 2015 | Chhani, Vadodara to Vasad | The Walk of Hope 2015-16

  • Picture perfect - Chchani - Vadodara
    1.Almost-like-a-picture-frame!!,-Chchani,-Vadodara,-Gujarat
  • The padayatra gets on road under the light of the moon - Vadodara
    2.Off-we-started-today-to-the-brilliant-light-of-the-
  • A live band accompanies the padayatra - Dashrath
    3.For-a-while,-we-had-a-
  • Social equality is still a dream for most - Vadodara
    4.Brings-pitiful-remembrance-of-the-days-of-King-Mahabali,-when-all-humans-were-equally-prosperous!!,-Chchani,-Vadodara,-Gujarat
  • 5.WOH-Day-,-Ideal-Schoolto-GSFC,-along-another-impeccable-stretch-of-NH8,-Vadodara,-Gujarat
  • 6.Milkmaids-in-conference,-Dashrath,-Vadodara,-Gujarat
  • A short break with Sri M and a cuppa - GSFC Vadodara
    7.Short-break-as-Sir-has-his-
  • The warm embrace of brotherhood - Navdurga Industrial Park - Vadodara
    8.The-warm-embrace-of-brotherhood,-Navdurga-Industrial-Park,-Vadodara,-Gujarat
  • Blessings from the charpoi - GSFC Gujarat
    9.Blessings-straight-from-the-charpoi,-GSFC,-Vadodara,-Gujarat
  • The milkmaids perform their balancing act as the cattle watch on - GSFC Vadodara
    10.The-cattle-are-all-attention-as-milkmaids-perform-their-balancing-act!!,-GSFC,-Vadodara,-Gujarat
As Walk of Hope marches on towards the city of Ahmedabad—the padayatra went from Chhani to Vasad today, two small towns a hundred kilometers or so from the city.

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As the padayatra approaches Ahmedabad, people continue to join in, albeit in a trickle. Sri M and the walkers passed through the town of Dashrath before reaching their destination. Their walk today continued on the industrial expressway - the exemplary NH8 - passing factory after factory, one bigger than the other. There are hundred-year-old factories, there are brand new factories and there are factories under construction. Within a few years, it is certain that these lands will be concrete jungles. This is the heart of industrial Gujarat. Then, as suddenly asthey appeared, they disappear and there are stretches of land, whichare quite green. There are usually some farms or a small village here. People live simple and frugal lives in these farms and villages. Starting off when it was still pitch black with clouds hiding themoon, the walkers were greeted along the waytwo or three times by small groupsof people. Apart from this, the day was unvaried. A group of four musicians with traditional instruments accompanied them for an hour or so; they led the padayatra and played as they walked. They reached the Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals near Vasad and halted for the day. Half an hour later, they were at their resting point and relaxed for rest of the day, as there was no Satsang scheduled.

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  1. Well Dressed Beggar says:

    Jai Gurudeva.. Jai Kriya Babaji… Jai Maheshwaranath… Jai Madukaranath

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