A true son and a Man – Kailash Giri Brahmachari

A true son and a Man – Kailash Giri Brahmachari

It’s very rare to see this kind of love,duty, devotion and dedication towards elders at current times, but
this man Kailash Giri Brahmachari has done it and proves current times wrong.

Just speechless and feeling ashamed. This man is really great, great then our political leaders and
everybody who is capable of doing good.

For more then 20 years Kailash Giri Brahmachari is carrying his mother on his shoulders to fill her wish.
Since his mother Kirti Devi expressed a wish to go on a pilgrimage of the char dhams – the four most
sacred religious sites in India for Hindus.

Without any hesitation Kailash Giri Brahmachari decided to fullfill his mother’s wish. She wanted to visit
Char Dham on foot. However, Kailash and his mother were very poor and could not afford the fares to
travel and stay. it was then that Kailash decided to carry his mother on his back and fulfill her wish.

Brahamchari has been carrying his blind mother Kirti Devi in her 80s in a makeshift swing suspended
from a pole across his shoulder. While the woman sits in one of the baskets, Brahamachari keep his
clothes, utensils and some other heavy items in the other to act as counter balance.They have actually
covered a majority of the shrines.Rameshwaram, Jagannath Puri, Tirupathi, Ganga Sagar, Basukinath
Dham, Tarapith, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Hrishikesh, Haridwar, Kaashi, Ayodhya, Chirtrakut, Allahabad,
Narmada, and Pushkar. He takes care not to over-exert himself and takes adequate rest.

He was in his mid-20s when he started the journey. He is close to 50 now. And he has covered, on foot,
a distance of over 36,000 km. He walks four to five km like this every day, beginning his day at 6.30 am,
resting in the afternoons and walking again when the sun becomes less unsparing. Mother and son then
rest for the night at some roadside temple or the other.

Kirti Devi had asked Brahmachari a few times to end this religious travel but he is insistent on completing
it. Brahmachari faces embarrassing moments at times as people seek his blessings because of his true
love for his mother. The new-age Shravan Kumar gets good response from the people and at many
places the locals make arrangements for food and shelter for the two.

A truly inspirational man on a mission.
May God bless him with more energy and youth to carry his mother’s wish.

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