4) AKH pp.68-69: Before their departure, Swamiji with
Swami Akhandananda went to Ghusuree to have the
blessings of Holy Mother. While returning from Ghusuree,
Swamiji said to Swami Akhandananda, “Look, Ganges, we
shall not get down anywhere. We go straight to the
North-West Province”. So, they set out from Baranagore
Math and next day the two monks reached Bhagalpur.
According to this book, it seems, they might have started
on Sunday 3 August 1890 by train and reached Bhagalpur
on 4 August. As per reminiscences of Manmathanath
Chowdhury of Bhagalpur the monks arrived one morning
in August 1890.
5) AKC pp.22-23: From Swami Akhandananda’s memoir,
Swamiji had a great desire to see the tunnel, so we made
a roundabout route using the loop line via Bhagalpur and
came to Lakshmi Sarai.
6) SND1 p.374, YN1 p.222: If Swamiji had started from
Baranagore Math in mid-July, and if he had taken a
fortnight to reach Bhagalpur, their first halt (365 miles
from Calcutta), it seems that they came on foot and
possibly visited Nadia, Shantipur and other places on the