Saturday 29 February 2020

Navagraha Temples Cycling Tour - Kumbakonam

8th Republic Day Heritage Ride - Kumbakonam
24th, 25th & 26th January 2020

The 8th edition of Republic Day  Ride was organised between 24th - 26th January 2020 covering all the Navagraha Temples (around temple town of Kumbakonam). This cycling exploration which is the first of its kind making the route a green circuit was conceptualized and formulated by Cycling Yogis, 40+ partakers from Chennai and other parts of TN brusquely participated in the marvel encompassing 54 kms on Day 1 traveling across Alangudi Guru Bhagavan and Thirunageswaram Raghu Sthalam which was ensued by Day 2 covering 115 kms which comprised Suryanar Koil, Kanchanur Sukran  Temple, Vaitheeswaran Koil (Sevvai Bhagavan), Thiruvengadu Budhan,  Keezha Perum Pallam Kethu Sthalam and Thirunallur Sanishwarar. Day 3 was our love towards cycling to the Moon (Thingalur Chandra Bhagavan) and back which covered solid 70+ kms. With Swach Bharath Pledge and Medal Distribution Ceremony at Airavateswarer Temple, Darasuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the riders bid adieu to gods and headed back home to redissolve into buzzing life looking forward to next Cycling Yogis tour !!

(Content Courtesy : Sai Harish,
Photo:BMS Photography & Madhan Sundar)

Start Point - DSR Madhanam Inn, Kumbakonam

Flag Off by Kumbakonam Municipal Commissioner
Riders of to Navagraha Temples

Finish Point & Medal Cermony
Airavateswarer Temple, Darasuram

TOI - Trichy dated 4th February 2020