chapter  Chapter 7
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The Work of the Pilgrimage and Onwards to the Temple

WithRuma Bose

I begin this chapter by returning to Abrakha dharamshala where we had re-grouped for the second night. It was late into the evening, and I stood at the window watching the unending flow of pilgrims. It was hot, and I could not settle in a small closed room after two days of living in the open. I remembered my visit to Abrakha in Shravan of the previous year when I had come to catch sight of the famed dak runners, who I had heard reach Abrakha by Sunday midnight.