International Society for Krishna Consciousness - Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

...I can immediately take up this program and tour village to village and town to town. It will be very, very effective, I know that....
...I wish I could join you. I like your program very much. If you continue this program you will be benefited, people will be benefited and everyone will be happy...
...We can introduce many millions of such carts all over the world...
    Srila Prabhupada

New Zealand: Yasodadulal is doing it again!
April 16, 2014

In January 2014, Yasodadulal Dasa led a dozen devotees on a two week padayatra in the North Island. A seasoned padayatri, he had already organized a few very successful walks in both islands in 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1996. This time he settled for a very simple cart pulled by a horse. The deities of […]

12th Padayatra in Slovenia
November 23, 2013

ECO-CARAVAN  TO CLEAN THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE HEART The 2013 Slovenian Padayatra  lasted nearly three weeks, from July 2nd till 19th.  A group of approximately fifty devotees, under the leadership of highly experienced Lalita Govinda Prabhu, covered from central to eastern part of  the country.  They started near  the capital, Ljubljana, then proceeded  through the […]

The twentieth Padayatra in the Czech Republic
November 8, 2013

Twentieth Czech Padayatra! Young enough to be full of energy and flexible, and experienced enough to run very smoothly! This 2013 Padayatra was exceptional because the weather was extremely hot and sunny, which showed in the number of visitors to our blissful evening programs. I dare to say that these programs are quite professional and […]

Padayatra forever!
November 2, 2013

The 20th Czech Padayatra ended a few days ago. What was it like? – The same as the previous ones, but at the same time different. The weather, for instance, was unlike the previous years, when we walked muffled up in windbreakers and raincoats, with the gyms smelling of washed clothes not drying shortly after […]

ANDHRA PRADESH: lively harinams in my native village
October 28, 2013

On October 12, the bullock cart padayatra reached the village of Danthalapally, which happens to be my birthplace. I had already performed harinam there many times before with other devotees. As a result there are now around ten persons doing japa regularly and a group of thirty devotees offered us a warm reception and garlanded […]

MAURITIUS: Padayatra during World Holy name Week
October 23, 2013

The two day padayatra journey to celebrate Holy Name Week 2013 in Mauritius started off from Bhramstan, a small village in the eastern district of Flacq, at 11 a.m. on Saturday September 21st.  Fifty devotees strong,  the team followed the magnificent three foot  neem wood Deities of  Sri Sri Nitai Gaurasundara who gave darshan from […]

Walking in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya in the Jarikhanda forest
October 4, 2013

At the end of August Padayatra was in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand, previously known as Jharikhanda. Jharkhand is the famous tract of dense forests through which Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu travelled on His journey from Jagannatha Puri to Vrindavana, accompanied by His servant, Balabhadra Bhattacarya, and an assistant brahmana carrying His waterpot and garments. […]

Rain, electrical shocks and drunkards in Andhra Pradesh
September 17, 2013

Warangal District (Andhra Pradesh) At present we are a four men team: Srinivas Sevanada Dasa, Bhupati Dasa, Ramanuja Dasa, and myself. Since last December we have travelled 584 kms and visited 118villages. Our total score is 5 Bhagavatam sets, 1050 big books ,180 medium, and 10,400 small books. Prasad distribution It’s now the rainy season. […]

Bihar: Holy Names competing with a constant cacaphony
August 1, 2013

July 20, 2013: “Where are you from?”,  ”Where is your temple?”,  ”Where are the bulls from?”  and “Where are you going?”,  these are some of the questions a padayatri is constantly asked on the road. Padayatra is the life of traditional Indian sadhus walking from one pilgrimage place to another. This was Srila Prabhupada’s last […]

Not an ordinary dog !
July 25, 2013

One time a dog followed us from Citrakut all the way to the Kumbha-mela in Allahabad. He used to attend all the aratis,  from mangal arati to Gaura arati, staying  in the middle of the devotees. He would eat only the prasadam we left for him and nothing  from outside. Generally all the other dogs […]

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