Who Is Srinivas Sastry? Why He Is Walking 8000 km To Ayodhya?

A 64-year-old man named Challa Srinivas Sastry from Hyderabad is walking 8,000 kilometers to Ayodhya, carrying gold-plated footwear worth Rs 65 lakh for Lord Ram. He started his journey on the same day as the inauguration of the Ram Temple on January 22.

From Where Srinivas Sastry Started His Journey

The devoted pilgrim started his journey on July 20, traveling in reverse order and making stops at Shiva Lingas established by Lord Ram along the way.

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Sastry is walking the route from Rameswaram to Ayodhya, following the path of Lord Ram’s exile in reverse. His goal is to present the gold-plated footwear to Lord Ram. Previously, he had donated five silver bricks to the Ram Temple.

Sastry, after visiting significant places like Puri in Odisha, Trimbak in Maharashtra, and Dwaraka in Gujarat, is determined to reach Ayodhya in the next 10 days. His pilgrimage has taken him to various sacred sites, and Ayodhya is his next destination on this spiritual journey.

He is Carrying Gold Footwear For Lord Rama

He is carrying gold-plated footwear made with five metals for Lord Ram’s idol on his head. Sastry plans to hand over the footwear to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath upon reaching Ayodhya.

What Srinivas Sastry Said About His Motivation?

Srinivas Sastry was inspired by Dr. Ramavatar, a retired official from the Income Tax Department, who carefully mapped Lord Ram’s exile route.

Srinivas Sastry shared that his motivation comes from his father, who took part in ‘kar seva’ in Ayodhya and was a devoted follower of Lord Hanuman. Since his father is no longer alive, Sastry decided to fulfill his father’s wish to see the Ram temple built in Ayodhya.

Srinivas Sastry shared that he’ll walk around 8000 km, carrying special footwear on his head. When he gets to the holy city, he wants to give the footwear to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Where Sastry Has Reached Now?

The dedicated pilgrim took a short break in the UK but then continued his journey from where he stopped in Tamil Nadu. Right now, he’s in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, about 272 km away from Ayodhya. Sastry, along with five others, is still on his spiritual journey.

Srinivas Sastry is the founder of the Ayodhya Bhagyanagar Sitarama Foundation, and he has a plan to make Ayodhya his permanent home. He intends to build a house in the sacred city.


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