In a few days my good friend Errol Edmonds and I will set off on a pilgrimage to Velankanni. For Errol this will be his seventh straight walk from Chennai to Velankanni, a distance of 350 kms which is covered over a period of ten days. For me it will be an all new experience.
I have been preparing for this event quite earnestly over the last few months. I hope to witness first hand the fervour and devotion of the thousands of pilgrims who make this journey of faith each year. There are reports of over twenty thousand who make this walk each year.
Some photos available on the internet that gives a glimpse of the pilgrimage.
And a few photos of the sea of humanity at the Basilica at Velankanni.
While these photos are a representative set taken from the internet, my own experience and the images I capture will be the substance of the next blog post after I complete the arduous walk.