Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra Dec 11, 2012: After a successful Padayatra in Tamilnadu’s Kanyakumari, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa, now Maharashtra became the 5th state to receive RSS Pracharak Sitarama Kedilaya’s Bharat Parikrama Y

atra on its 125th day.

Bharat Parikrama Yatra today entered Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. RSS functionaries, Villagers, well wishers welcomed Bharat Parikrama Yatra with traditional folk style.

(The dates/schedule of Yatra in Maharashtra will be updated later. Details awaited.)

RSS Pracharak Sitarama Kedilaya received a warm welcome at Kadne Village of North Goa on Dec 7-2012

In Goa, Bharat Parikrama Yatra has spent a non-stop 13 days from November 28 to December 10. The Yatra entered Goa, ending non-stop 45days of Parikrama Yatra in Karnataka, through Loyale village of Goa. According organisational geographic classification, Goa happens to be Konkan Pranth of Paschim Kshethra. Top RSS functionaries Aniruddh Ranade, Kshethreeya Seva Pramukh for Paschim Kshethra which includes Maharashtra and Goa, Sudhir, RSS Sah Pranth Pracharak of Karnataka Dakshin, Senior RSS Pracharaks Krishna Shastri, SL Krishnamurthy, number of Swayamsevaks, villagers participated in Bharat Parikrama Yatra which arrived in Loyale of Goa from Devbhag of Karnataka.

Shitaram Kedilaya planting Coconut tree in the premises of Mahalaxmi School at North Goa

At North Goa, in a village named Kudne, the Villagers received Bharat Parikrama Yatra on Dec 7, 2012. After an early routine of Gou-Pooja, Kedilaya started his journey from Bhoma, Marcel Goa towards beautiful Kudne Village of Bicholim Tehesil of Goa which was accompanied by veteran RSS functionaries, well wishers and villagers . Kudne villagers welcomed yatra at the entrance of the village. Village Panchayat Sarpanch Suresh Kamat wholeheartedly welcomed padayatra. Later Kedilaya took rest at Santosh Malik’s residence. RSS functionary Akhil Bharatiya Seva Pramukh Suhas Rao Hiremath, Goa Vibhag Pracharak Paragji Kangle met Swamiji at the venue. ‘Vriksharopan’ program was held, Kedilaya planted a coconut tree at at the campus of Mahalaxmi High School followed by address to the students.

Sitarama Kedilaya interacts with School Children at South Goa

In Goa, theYatra went for non-stop 13 days. The Yatra’s route in Goa was as given. November 28: Loyale, November 29: Paingin November 30: Devabagh, December 1: Kanebag, December 2: Kunkalee, December 3: Ravan Pond, December 4: Bori Pool, December 5: Nageshi, December 6: Bhoam, December 7: Kudne of Goa North, Dec 08, 2012, Yeshwant Sawant Residence, Sarvan Bicholim Goa. December, 09, 2012 Anand Joshi Residence, Valshi, Bicholim – Goa, December10, 2012 Narayan Ghadi, Ghadiwada, Kasarpal Bicholim – Goa. December 11, 2012: Yatra enters Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra on its 125th day.

Began on August 9, 2012 from Kanyakumari of Tamilnadu, RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya lead Bharat Parikrama Yatra has been aimed at the upliftment of rural life in the villages of India. The Yatra which was launched in Kanyakumari on August 9, has now covered an approximate distance of 1100km.

RSS Pracharak Sitarama Kedilaya walks with others f-during Bharat Parikrama Yatra at Devbhag on Nov 27-2012, enters Goa

The Yatra entered Karnataka on October 14th at Kannada land Kasaragod district which continuously went for a Non-Stop 45days till today. Aimed on upliftment on Gram Vikas, RSS Pracharak Sitarama Kedilaya lead Bharat Parikrama Yatra has reached the unreached through a meaningful way.

Devbagh: Kedilaya felicitated a villageman early morning prior to his Bharat Parikrama Yatra on Nov 27-2012

3 Friends Meet: Senior RSS Pracharaks Na Krishnappa, Sitaram Kedilaya and Mai Cha Jayadev in a discussion during Bharat Parikrama Yatra at Madanageri Village, near Karawar.

On October 14, at 7am Bharat Parikrama Yatra enetered Karnataka via entering Kasaragod near Mayippady which later travelled in successive villages namely Puttige, Dharmatthadka, Bayaru, Bedagudda, Bakrebailu (Karnataka Border Village), Konaje, Kuttar Padavu, Bikarnakatte Mangalore City, Baikampady, Tadambail near Surathkal, Sasihitlu, Haleyangadi, Hejamaadi, Ucchila, Paangala, Madhva Nagara, Uppooru, Matapady, Kodikanyana, Thekkatte, Vadera Hobli, Hemmaady, Gangolly, Naavunda, Uppunda, Shirooru, Muttahalli, of Bhatkal Taluk, Uttara Kannada District , Theranamakki, Bailoor, Manki, Banasale, Kasarakode, Karki, Handigona, Deevagi, Kodkani, Betkuly, Madanakeri, Chandumata , Alagery, Avarsa, Amadally, Beenaga, and Devabagh, today.

Pejawar Seer joins Bharat Parikrama Yatra Pangaala Oct 29-20112

Elaborating on the yatra, Sitarama Kedilaya said that a span of about 10 kilo metres will be covered on a daily basis by foot, after which he will take rest in the village that falls in the vicinity. The primary task he has to undertake will be to get in touch with the youth and the prominent members of the village and discuss important issues like care of sick. This will include the handicapped, blind etc. Other activities like taking a round of the entire village and engaging in a collective session of prayer at the village temple. This will help create a bond of great depth with the people, which will help the villagers realize that villages were, once upon a time, a single encompassing family. However, this feeling has taken a back seat now, which has led to a whole lot of problems everywhere. This has now escalated to national and international levels. The feeling of unity, along with creation of family bonds, if brought back to villages will ensure restoration of harmony to a great extent. This could be instrumental in the rekindling of the concept of ‘Vasudha Eva Kudumbakam’. And then, the journey will resume to the next village.

Muslim Leaders welcomed Bharat Parikrama Yatra throughout its path in Karnataka, offered their full support for Gram Vikas

65 year old Sitarama Kedilaya has been, for a long time, strictly adhered to having a single meal a day. During the course of the journey, he will have no possessions or belongings with him. When asked what inspired him to undertake the endeavor at this age, that too all alone, he replied, “What makes you feel that I am alone? I have the thoughts and ideas of as many as 121 crore people with me. After all the very deed is for an all encompassing nation.”

Bharat Parikrama Yatra at Hemmady Nov 5-2012 , Kedilaya inspired govt school children

Sitaram Kedilaya has dedicated a slogan for the purpose. “Know Bharat, be Bharat and Make Bharat Vishwaguru”. The reason for the yatra is clear. The current trends that prevail are businesslike and commercial , where life is being seen only in terms of trade and profit. This unfortunately has given rise to poverty, unemployment and corruption everywhere. Another trend that prevails is that the world is now a battlefield, with life being nothing but constant strife. This thought stream has led to violence, terrorism and an existence hand with deadly weapons everywhere. This has led to deep turbulence and instability, with people all over the world making a mad scramble for any straw that will provide them with peace. And then this makes them realize that the road to solitude, ultimately happens to be Bharat. It is here that the relevance of the third and most important trend comes into being: “The world is a family and life is a revelation”.

RSS Kshethreeya Pracharak Pramukh Da Ma Ravindra walks along with Sitaram Kedilaya

Bharat has gifted this very concept to the entire world. This perception has no violence or strife. All it has is the message to live life filled with universal love, spirituality and compassion. Only this is required to pervade the entire world with harmony. The best place to initiate this is the villages. And so the endeavour is being undertaken for safeguarding villages, the country and the entire world.

www.samvada.org, the official website of RSS Karnataka for mass communication and media activities, has continuously published the updates of Bharat parikrama Yatra in Karnataka for non-stop 45 days.

RSS Sahsarakaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale met Sitarama Kedilaya during Bharat Parikrama Yatra on October 14 at Kasaragod