In 1872 "by walking, begging rides both in wagons, and in the cars" he travelled 500 m.
He must eat only the morsels he gets by begging; must dress in such rags as he can pick up; must sleep under trees.
He shall then "live without a fire, without a house, without pleasures, without protection; remaining silent and uttering speech only on the occasion of the daily recitation of the Veda; begging so much food only in the village as will sustain his life, he shall wander about, neither caring for this world nor for heaven.
With this object he made a great begging expedition to America in 1863, from which he returned with £r r,000.
In India, in Behar, during August there is a colourless festival in which women, " wives of the snake," go round begging on behalf of the Brahmans and the villages (Crooke ii.