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The Pilgrim Road
Ir you are a Hindu, from the sun-scorched plains of India, and you desire-as all good Hindus do-to perform the pilgrimage to the age-old shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath.
You must start on your pilgrimage from Hardwar and, in order to acquire a full measure of the merits vouchsafed to you for the correct performance of the pilgrimage.
You must walk every step of the way from Hardwar to Kedarnath, and thence over the mountain track to Badrinath, barefoot.
Having purified yourself by immersion in the sacred Har-ki Pauri pool, and done darshan at the many shrines and temples in Hardwar, and added your mite to their coffers.
You must not fail to toss a coin within reach of the festering stumps-which once were hands of the lepers who line the narrowest part of the pilgrim road above the sacred pool.
For if you make this omission, they will call down curses on your head. What matter if these unfortunate ones have wealth beyond your dreams, secreted in their filthy rags, or in the rock caves they call their homes?
The curses of such as they are best avoided, and immunity will cost you but a few coppers. You have now done all that custom and religion require of a good.
Hindu and are at liberty to start on your long and hard pilgrimage. The first place of interest you will reach after leaving Hardwar is Rikikesh.
Here you will make your first acquaintance with the ‘Kalakamli Walla has-so called because of the black blanket their founder wore, and which many of his disciples still wear, in the.
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