Paada Yatra April 2019, a moving success

By: WhatsApp group chtter of Paada Yatra.
 
[4/19, 05:09] Neelima Pravastu: Everyone please be there between 5:30-5:40
[4/19, 05:10] Neelima Pravastu: There will be an induction and you can pickup printed map with street names
[4/19, 05:36] Piyush Preeti Shah: I am in the temple 🙏
[4/19, 06:01] Neelima Pravastu: Route map
[4/19, 06:21] ‪+61 433 349 994‬: Just started the 🚶
[4/19, 09:23] ‪+61 406 864 860‬: At baba temple
[4/19, 10:25] Sai Pravastu: 1 minute silence observed for Ravi Ananthula at Sai Maindr in Strathfield 🙏🏼🕉
[4/19, 12:05] Neelima Pravastu: 🙏
I hope everyone had some yummy breakfast
[4/19, 12:11] ‪+61 402 525 632‬: Thanks for organising the walk and breakfast.
[4/19, 13:54] ‪+61 469 441 250‬: I have just passed como train station
[4/19, 13:55] Neelima Pravastu: That’s where the lunch served
[4/19, 14:47] ‪+61 430 531 138‬: Thank you to the organisers and volunteers. Well organised. Great experience.
[4/19, 22:11] ‪+61 470 217 673‬: Thanks Sai Garu and Murali Garu, it was well organised with yummy lunch.
And special thanks for arranging darshan on the same day.
🙏🙏🙏
[4/19, 22:12] Neelima Pravastu: Wow….pool side dinner 
Nice
[4/20, 04:44] Sai Pravastu: We will be leaving shortly , high viz vests are must for your own safety. Please wear them and walk in single file. Look out for each other 🙏🏼
[4/20, 04:50] Sai Pravastu: Thank you @Naveen for looking after the morning logistics,  @⁨Varun Kumar⁩ for rescuing us yesterday afternoon , @Ramkee for doing the evening logistics and bringing bonus buttermilk and @⁨+61 422 129 910⁩ for overall planning the volunteering for yesterday🙏🏼
[4/20, 05:46] Sai Pravastu: Yesterdays scrumptious lunch was presented to us by Ramakrishna garu ,  energy snacks by Srinivas garu. Water and Jucies by Siva garu , Sekar garu and friends.
[4/20, 07:41] Sai Pravastu: Crossing waterfall
[4/20, 08:50] ‪+61 426 297 996‬: Teached Symbio park. 4 ppl reached so far(incl me)
[4/20, 09:04] ‪+61 426 297 996‬: Headcount at Symbio park now is 10
[4/20, 09:26] Aruna Chandrala: Wow kids participating 🙌👌
[4/20, 09:44] ‪+61 437 489 843‬: Hello friends
I am travelling from Canberra to Sydney by train today evening (290 KMs and it takes 4:14 hours) to participate in TWO DAYS (19th & 20th April ‘19) Sydney Paada Yatra from Sri Murugan Temple Westmead to Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Helensburgh.
 
Please find further details of this Paada Yatra here:
Tonight Moon looks very beautiful & I am enjoying the train journey instead of car or bus. 
 
Please find some photos Which I took from the train during the journey capturing the beautiful Moon & environment and Weather is very pleasant!
 
Please find further details & photos in my Facebook post here:
 
[4/20, 09:45] ‪+61 437 489 843‬: Good Morning Everyone,
Happy Easter!
 
Jai Sri Ram Jaya Jaya Sri Ram
Jai Sri Ram Jaya Jaya Sri Ram
Jai Sri Ram Jaya Jaya Sri Ram
 
We wish you & your family a very happy Hanuman Jayanthi!
 
I am today participating in 2 DAYS Sydney Paada Yatra from Sri Murugan Temple Westmead to Lord Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh, Sydney during 19th & 29th April ‘19.
 
We started at 6:15 am in the morning and reaching Sri Sai Baba Temple In Strathfield and we will pray Sri Sai Ram and we will be served a nice Indian breakfast and then we will continue our walk.
 
I will post you details & photos after reaching the Motel today evening in my Facebook page!
 
Please find further details of Sydney Paada Yatra here:
 
Jai Sri Ram Jaya Jaya Sri Ram
Jai Sri Ram Jaya Jaya Sri Ram
Jai Sri Ram Jaya Jaya Sri Ram
 
Please find further details & photos and videos in my Facebook post here:
[4/20, 09:45] ‪+61 437 489 843‬: Sydney Paada Yatra – 1st Day – 19 April
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On Friday 19th April ‘19 early morning I participated in 2 DAYS Sydney Paada Yatra and walked from Sri Murugan Temple Wstmead to Engadine Motor Inn via Sri Sai Baba Temple for breakfast (South Indian) and Como Park for lunch and covered a total distance of 42.8 KMs and expected to walk in 9 hours 7 minutes as per the Google but we started at 6:30 am and I reached Engadine Motor Inn by 7 pm with 1 hour breakfast break & 1:30 hour lunch break ie I took a total of 10 hours to walk a total distance of 42.8 KMs and I did walk @ 4.3 KM/hour.
 
The RunKeeper record only showing partial because I forgot to start in the 1st 30 minutes and iPhone XS Max run out of power several times and I kept charging in cafes on the way.
 
We had a nice & tast breakfast at Sri Sai Baba Temple, lunch was fantastic at Como Park and dinner was fabulous with tasty dal and butter milk.
 
1st day of Sydney Paada Yatra was successful and there were no problems & pains and I enjoyed thoroughly!
 
There were lot of started started from Sri Murugan Temple Westmead and some of them came up to only Sri Sai Baba Temple Strathfield. Some people joined at Sri Sai Baba Temple to walk up to Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Helensburgh. There were lot of young children participated in this year Paada Yatra.
 
We have 3 people (myself, Rohini $ another lady) from Canberra participated in this year April Paada Yatra. 
 
Murali garu & Sai garu and volunteers organised fruits, food & water along the  way during the course and also organised breakfast, lunch & dinner and everything is nice, tasty & fantastic and Everybody enjoyed including myself.
 
Please find some photos & videos which I took along the course capturing the beautiful views of Sydney, flora & fauna and walkers participating in the Paada Yatra.
 
I took lot of photos today covering Sun raising & setting and also Moon and today is full Moon and I will post the remaking photos onto my Facebook page soon!
 
Please find further details, photos & videos in my Facebook post here:
 
[4/20, 14:51] Sai Pravastu: Thank you for yet another memorable walk 👣
 
[4/20, 15:02] ‪+61 437 489 843‬: Sydney Paada Yatra – 2nd Day – 20 April ‘19
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On Saturday 20th April ‘19 early morning we started our 2nd day of Sydney Paada Yatra and walked from Engadine Motor Inn to Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple and covered a total distance of 17.5 KMs and I took 3:08 hours @10:42 minutes/KM.
 
expected to walk in 9 hours 7 minutes as per the Google but we started at 6:30 am and I reached Engadine Motor Inn by 7 pm with 1 hour breakfast break & 1:30 hour lunch break ie I took a total of 10 hours to walk a total distance
 
We had a nice cup of Indian tea & fruits in the park near the temple.
 
We all did chant Sri Venkateswara Swamy Govinda Namalu together. We waited in the park until everyone came.
 
We took a group photo in the park and also in front of the temple. I took a video when people walking from the park to the temple in a single lane. We all successfully competed 2 days Paada Yatra by 10:30 am at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.
 
We participated and special prayer especially for Paada Yatra people performed at Sri Vinayaka & Sri Venkaswara Swamy.
 
We had a  tasty breakfast (Medu Vada & pongal) served after the Pooja and we all enjoyed the tasty food including myself.
 
After 2 days of Sydney Paada Yatra it was successful and there were no problems & pains and I enjoyed thoroughly!
 
We have 3 people (myself, Rohini $ another lady Radhika garu) from Canberra participated in this year April Paada Yatra. 
 
Murali garu & Sai garu and volunteers organised fruits, food & water along the  way during the course and also organised breakfast, lunch & dinner yesterday and breakfast today and everything is nice, tasty & fantastic and Everybody enjoyed including myself.
 
RADHIKA garu & her husband Ankamma garu gave me, Murali garu & Sridharan lift from Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple to Westmead.
 
Weather was fantastic and perfect for walk / jog and it was 13.7 C at 6 am and raised to 23.4 by 10 am and expected a maximum of 25 C and a minimum of 16 today in Sydney.
 
We all thank and much appreciate Mural garu & Sai garu for organising this event.
 
Once again Hats off to them for their dedication, hard work and passion in organising these Sydney Paada Yatra walks and I enjoyed thoroughly and this was my 6th Walk and 1st time in April long weekend Easter period.
 
Please find some photos & videos which I took along the course capturing the beautiful views of Sydney, flora & fauna and walkers participating in the Paada Yatra.
 
I took lot of photos today covering Sun raising  and I will post the remaiming photos onto my Facebook page soon!
 
Please find further details, photos & videos in my Facebook post here:
 
[4/23, 11:12] +61 403 411 478: This is my first walk. A memorable walk for its experience, the hidden strength and determination it brings out from us, the wonderful people I met, the support of the amazing volunteers behind the event and last but not the least the delicious food arranged by the sponsors.
 
Initially I wasn’t confident on completing the whole walk, but with the support of volunteers and hearing the experiences of experienced yatris, I could gather the strength to complete the walk, blessed by the wonderful weather the Almighty has blessed upon us.
 
I met many wonderful people, had engaging conversations with many fellow devotees, met some old friends and colleagues whom I have lost contact for a while. In this era of physical comforts self-imposed by technology, I feel the real human potential is undermined by these comforts and can only be uncovered by taking up a divine walk like this. The two kids who completed the whole walk are a real inspiration to the current generation, I won’t be surprised if I hear about them elsewhere as a prodigy. I look forward to that. Hats off to their parents @Kiran garu  and @Sivaraj garu
Saying “Thank You” is just a drop in the ocean to convey the gratitude to the organisers and volunteers. Satha Koti Dhanyavadalu.
 
[4/23, 04:51] +61 437 489 843: Sydney Paada Yatra April 2019 – From Sri Murugan Temple Westmead to Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh – 2nd Day – Satuday 20th April 2019
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On Saturday 20th April ‘19 early morning we started our 2nd day of Sydney Paada Yatra and walked from Engadine Motor Inn to Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple and covered a total distance of 17.5 KMs and I took 3:08 hours @10:42 minutes/KM.
 
We had a nice cup of Indian tea & fruits in the Helensburgh park near the temple.
 
We all did chant Sri Venkateswara Swamy Govinda Namalu together. We waited in the park until everyone came and finished the Paada Yatra successfully.
 
We took a group photo in the park and also in front of the temple. I took a video when people walking from the park to the temple in a single lane. We all successfully competed 2 days Paada Yatra by 10:30 am at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.
 
We participated in special prayers especially for Paada Yatra people performed at Sri Vinayaka & Sri Venkateswara Swamy.
 
We had a  tasty breakfast (Medu Vada & pongal) served after the Pooja and we all enjoyed the tasty food including myself.
 
After 2 days of Sydney Paada Yatra April 2019 there were no injuries and problems & there were no pains either and it was successful and I enjoyed thoroughly!
 
We have 3 people (myself, Rohini $ another lady Radhika garu) from Canberra participated in this year April Paada Yatra. 
 
The 2 day Sydney Paada Yatra covered 1st day 42.8 KMs in 10 hours from Sri Murugan Temple to Engadine Motor Inn and 2nd day 17.5 KMs in 3:08 hours from Engadine Motor Inn to Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Helensburgh and total of 42.8 + 17.5 = 60.3 KMs in a total of 10 + 3:08 = 13:08 hours. Ie roughly 60KM in 13 hours @4.6 KMs/hour.
 
Murali garu & Sai garu and volunteers organised fruits, food & water along the  way during the course and also organised breakfast, lunch & dinner yesterday and breakfast today and everything is nice, tasty & fantastic and everybody enjoyed thoroughly including myself.
 
RADHIKA garu & her husband Ankamma garu gave us (myself, Murali garu & Sridhar) lift in their car from Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple to Westmead.
 
Weather was fantastic and perfect for walk / jog and it was 13.7 C at 6 am and raised to 23.4 by 10 am and expected a maximum of 25 C and a minimum of 16 today in Sydney.
 
We all thank and much appreciate Mural garu & Sai garu for organising this event and we all wish them and their families all the best and Lord Sri Venkateswara Bless You All!
                                                             Yedu Kondalavada Venkataramana Govinda Govinda!
                                                             Yedu Kondalavada Venkataramana Govinda Govinda!
                                                             Yedu Kondalavada Venkataramana Govinda Govinda!
 
Once again Hats off to them for their dedication, hard work and passion in organising these Sydney Paada Yatra walks and I enjoyed thoroughly and this was my 6th Walk and 1st time in April long weekend Easter period.
 
Please find lots of photos which I took along the course capturing the beautiful views of Sydney, flora & fauna and walkers participating in the Paada Yatra. Also I took lots of photos today covering the beautiful Sun raising  and it was beautiful and fantastic!
 
Please find further details & photos in my Facebook post here;
 
 
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