Joining the Pilgrims – Part 2

In the cold and dark I joined the pilgrims as they began their ascent over the 10, 000 steps at Junagadh, but for a while, I couldn’t see them and was struggling to see the steps in front of me.

Then dawn broke and there was light and the show began.   

The forms and faces of the other pilgrims became visible and what a truly eclectic mix it was: young couples, elderly couples, family groups and larger groups belonging to a sect – one lot clad in saffron and chanting, another dressed in pure white cotton and carrying small brass pots of water.

Everyone was on the move towards some unseen goal, some destination ahead which no one knew…….

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