"How will the Gurukulam look like? How many students would the Gurukulam have? Is it truly a 'Gurukulam' where the students stay serve the Guru and learn Vedas?"
Many more questions kept me engaged when I was travelling to the Ashram. The route to the Ashram was made clear. 'Go to a place called Tambaram at the South-Western part of Chennai and take a bus heading to a town called Sriperumbuthur.' I was already on the bus to Sriperumbuthur.... I was to get down in a village called Malaipattu and then take directions to the Ashram which houses the Sandipani Gurukulam.
The travel was pleasant and scenic, there were small hillocks on the way, a small brook and a nice little bridge, and the Lord has painted the lanscape with infinite hues of green. Soon the conductor of the bus announced the arrival of Malaipattu...