On last sunday I did padhayathra to palani from Oddanachataram. (padhayathra means walking to a Temple in bare foot). Usually for Palani temple in the Tamil month of Thai, for Thai Poosam festival laks of devotees used to walk from different parts of Tamilnadu. Usually the crowd exceeds more than 10 laks for the grand 10 day festival.For the first time in my life i have decided to walk almost 25 Kms to palani temple from oddanchataram. its because one of my friend Saravanan walks to palani temple for the last 4 to 5 years.I have decided to join them this year and it was an wonderful experience.We started around 10 PM at KulanthaiVelaper Temple and reached Palani at 6 AM next day ( Monday).
Terms I used here are my own understandings. Please forgive me I misunderstood any of the important terms.
I will continue in next blog