Sreedharan continues non-stop pilgrimage to temples all over India
Sabarimala: Sreedharan’s pilgrimage never ends. He has already visited majority of the Indian temples from Kanyakumari to Kashmir several times.
He works as Mathrubhumi agent and newspaper distributor in Sabarimala, Sannidhanam and Pamba. He travels every year with the amount he earns through newspaper distribution.
Sreedharan has visited the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal 22 times. He has travelled to Kailasam six times and to Amarnath, Kashi Viswanatha temple and Himalayan temples including Kedarnath 22 times.
The 62-year-old visits Tirupati temple every month. He started travelling to temples from the age of 35. After the COVID outbreak, he could not visit Tirupati from March to December.
Sreedharan will be in Sabarimala before and after every journey. He ascends the hills every day carrying bundle of newspapers. He distributes newspapers to head priests, police station and Devaswom PWD office.
Hailing from Meenangadi in Wayanad, P S Sreedharan started his pilgrimage by visiting Mookambika temple. He also took a vow of silence for one and a half years at Kudajadri. Then he came to Sabarimala. He worked in a vessel shop first and then became newspaper distributor and agent.
Sreedharan begins pilgrimage as soon as Sabarimala temple closes after Makaravilakku every year. He has to spend for only travel expenses. He stays in ashrams in the pilgrimage centres and also receives food from there.
When he travelled to Kailasam, some ashrams donated him money. Apart from this, Sreedharan has visited all Maths established by Sankaracharya and 12 Jyotirlinga temples. He visited Haridwar 22 times and participated in Kumbh Mela three times.