Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI: This is a different experience for K. Raman, an ex-Indian Navy operative, who participated in the IPKF operation in Sri Lanka.

The 41-year-old sailor from Mysore is on a cycle expedition and is now in the temple town having covered some 500 km. He is planning to pedal his way up the ghat road also, if the authorities permit him to.

Raman who took up the venture due to the inspiration of his `spiritual sister,' Premadeedi, proposes to cycle up the ghat road not once but nine times to fulfil a vow. He only wonders if the TTD authorities would help him get a good darshan of the Lord. in appreciation of his feat to propagate `bhakti cult.'