September/October 2021 -- The Trip with purpose

I wrote about my father's passing away in a blog post in my other blog. He passed away of COVID-19 during peak of pandemic in April -2021.  Because of the peak of pandemic, he was cremated with COVID protocol on the next day after his death and we decided to hold off to other rituals for a later date and time where it might become safer for people to travel.

September 2021 during pitru paksha, we decided it was the right time to continue and complete the first set of rituals related to his passing away. After his cremation, we had kept his last remains in our garden and asthi visarjan was the first step to kick start the set of rituals that were to follow. 

Here is the travelog of the road trip that we undertook to bid final farewell to my father.

  1. Day 01 -- 17 September 2021, Bengaluru to Hyderabad
  2. Day 02 -- 18 September 2021, Hyderabad to Bhopal
  3. Day 03 -- 19 September 2021, Rest day at Bhopal
  4. Day 04 -- 20 September 2021, Official Work at Bhopal
  5. Day 05 -- 21 September 2021, Lots of bureaucratic work at Bhopal
  6. Day 06 -- 22 September 2021, More bureaucratic work at Bhopal
  7. Day 07 -- 23 September 2021, Asthi Visarjan at Prayagraj
  8. Day 08 -- 24 September 2021, Asthi Visarjan and Back
  9. Day 09 -- 25 September 2021, In search of North Indian Rivers, Bhopal to Noida
  10. Day 10 -- 26 September 2021, Towards Haridwar and Rishikesh
  11. Day 11 -- 27 September 2021, Noida to Gwalior
  12. Day 12 -- 28-September 2021, Gwalior to Orccha
  13. Day 13 -- 29 September 2021, Orccha to Ujjain
  14. Day 14 -- 30 September 2021, Ujjain to Omkareswar and Back
  15. Day 15 -- 01-October-2021, Ujjain to Bhopal
  16. Day 16 -- 02-October-2021, Dashmi Rituals
  17. Day 17 -- 03-October-2021
  18. Day 18 -- 04-October-2021, Terahvi Rituals
  19. Day 19 -- 05-October-2021
  20. Day 20 -- 06-October-2021, Bhopal to Bhedaghat
  21. Day 21 -- 07-October-2021, Bhedaghat to Amarkantak
  22. Day 22 -- 08-October-2021, Amarkantak to Nagpur
  23. Day 23 -- 09-October-2021, Nagpur to Bengaluru



This completes the total trip. The total Toll paid was Rs. 7778. Total amount towards fuel was more than Rs. 80,000/-.


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