You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : May 1999

pAda-yAtra

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Fri May 28 1999 - 16:57:12 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,

Sri Tirukkudandai Andavan is said to have travelled
all over India by pAda-yAtra or foot alone. Today,
Sri Gopala Mahadesika Swami of Poundarikapuram Andavam 
Ashramam also is said to travel only by foot, eschewing
all cars as modern conveniences not allowed by sannyAsa
dharma.

How do sannyAsis like this travel between cities? Is it
that they only walk within a city by foot (like some Advaita
sannyAsis), and use cars or other transportation for long
distance travelling? 

I would like to know the real facts here. 
Of course, nearly all sannyAsis these days use cars for
all their travel; Sri Gopala Desika Swami may be the lone
holdout.

Thanks,
Mani