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

Devarshi dasa on a solo walk in France
July 22, 2015

Gdd : Could you tell us about your previous padayatra experiences ? Dd : I walked on several sections of the Padayatra Europe from Belfast to Moscow.  In 1991 I walked from Lille to New Mayapur. The next year I joined the Padayatra Europe team in Spain in Alicante, and walked to Avignon in France. In 1987  I […]

One challenging day on Padayatra France
July 21, 2015

Joyful harinama in the medieval city of Loches I joined Devarshi’s padayatra on July 15th, when he arrived in the medieval city of Loches, about 33 kms from New Mayapur. With five other devotees, visitors and temple residents, we all drove in Doyal Nitai’s car for the big harinama in this city of about 6500 […]

My experience of continuing evolution while walking around Bharat Varsha with Padayatra India
July 20, 2015

My Padayatra India experience is one of continual evolution from deeply rooted material consciousness to that of an inspired (« in spirit ») sankirtana soldier in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s eternal sankirtana army. After being born and raised in Albany, New York in the U.S.A., I initially served Srila Prabhupada in Holland and Belgium from 1975 to 1977 […]

Padayatra India welcomed in Nellore
July 17, 2015

July 1st to 12th : Still traveling in Andhra Pradesh  in the Prakasam and Nellore districts, where we visited the villages of Ulavapadu ,  Ramayapatnam,  Kavali, Bitragunta and Allipuram. We stayed two days in the ISKCON temple in Nellore.Sukadev Maharaja and the devotees from the congregation of his own temple joined us for nagar sankirtana. On July […]

Happy times on the 2015 Navadvipa mandala parikrama
July 14, 2015

The number of participants and groups in  the annual Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama keeps increasing year after year. For the 2015 parikrama (February 21 to 28) there were around 10,000 devotees from about 60 countries, and a total of six groups : 1. The international group  for English speaking devotees 2. The Russian group for Russian speaking […]

50 padayatras
July 6, 2015

FROM GAURA PURNIMA  2014 TO THE END OF 2016 The pledge of the Padayatra Worldwide Ministry is to organise at least 50 padayatras before the end of 2016 in order to celebrate ISKCON’s fiftieth birthday in a grand, fun and  joyful way. Please note that the system to count  the padayatrasis different from the time […]

Choose your padayatra

Different styles : Single walker: one lone walker, usually  assisted by a support vehicle transporting him to  accommodations and preaching engagements. Walking party (extended harinama) with deities on a palanquin Deity cart pulled oxen or horse(s) with walking party Walk and drive: walk only in populated areas and drive devotees, carts, oxen and equipment  the rest […]

How to celebrate ISKCON fiftieth anniversary with padayatra?

ISKCON will celebrate its 50 years since its incorporation on the 13th of July, 1966 , throughout 2016. Experience from the Prabhupada Centennial celebration shows that such anniversaries increase the momentum of usual activities naturally and can be enhanced through planning. The Padayatra Worldwide Ministry started to work on its offering of 50 padayatras from […]

The all-merciful and all-attractive Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundara
July 4, 2015

(Report of Padayatra India traveling in Andhra Pradesh: June 5th to 26th, 2015) Grand welcome to Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundara On  June 19th June we arrived in the village of Konati, dancing while singing the holy names. The villagers were amazed to see the padayatra party and the Deities. Most of them started following us and […]

First day of Padayatra Slovenia
July 3, 2015

This year the devotees  will be walking on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea from June 30 to July 17.  Prahladananda Swami will be joining the party for the last week. Munkunda Dasa sent us some pictures from the 1st day on the road: Attached  is the itinerary in Slovenian !

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