A Great Wandering Ascetic
Jain Monks and nuns remain under a vow of moving on foot all their life. In Tulsi's lifetime he covered more than 70,000 km. His followers are celebrates his Birth centenary in 2012-13 all over the world. He was man of power and wisdom. Dr. Radhakrishnan in his "Living with Purpose" included him in the world's 15 great persons.
His major marches included:
- 1949 : From Bikaner to Jaipur, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and back to Rajasthan.
- 1955 : From Rajasthan to Gujarat, Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh and back to Rajasthan.
- 1958 : From Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal, again Bihar, Uttar pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and back to Rajasthan.
- 1966 : From Rajasthan to Gujarat, Maharastra, Tamilnadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and back to Rajasthan.
- 1974 : From Rajasthan to Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, and back to Rajasthan.
- 1981 : From Rajasthan to Haryana, Delhi and back to Rajasthan.
- 1987 : From Rajasthan to Haryana and Delhi and back to Rajasthan.
In the course of these marches, Tulsi had widespread contact with people and preached to Anuvrat-oriented life and abstinence from alcohol.
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