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All India Padayatra arrives at Vridha Badri
June 12, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader On May 26 the All India Padayatra’s char dhama yatra journey brought the party to Vridha Badri. The Vridha Badri temple (altitude 1380m) in Animath village, Uttarakhand, dates back to when India was ruled by the Gupta Dynasty. The name Vridha Badri is derived from the form […]

All India Padayatra heads for char dhama yatra
June 8, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On May 11, 2022, the All-India padayatris began our char dhama yatra, a pilgrimage in Uttarakhand high in the Himalayas that includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. We will go via Rishikesh and after a one-day stay there will move ahead. We have utsava deities of Sri Sri […]

Lokanath Maharaja graces Uttar Pradesh Padayatra
June 6, 2022

  By Ritudvipa Gaurachandra dasa, Uttar Pradesh Padayatra leader April 20, 2022, was a great day in the history of the Uttar Pradesh Padayatra for we were blessed by the darshan of our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja. Since padayatra’s inception, the padayatris have been waiting for Maharaja’s visit, for he is the inspiration behind all […]

Alibag yatra pursues vision of one-day walks to nearby villages
June 3, 2022

  By Sadbhuja Gauranga dasa, Congregation devotee Following our successful one-day padayatra in March the devotees in Maharashtra’s Arabian Sea town of Alibag vowed to cover the surrounding villages with similar events. Nowadays people are forgetting the culture of sankirtan and padayatra, so one of our major supporters, gram panchayat member Mr Anil Gurav, was […]

Fun and games with Krishna in NZ’s Garden City
June 1, 2022

By Yashoda Dulal dasa For a number of years ISKCON Christchurch in Te Waipounamu (New Zealand’s South Island) has held a combined padayatra with a boat festival. There are two small rivers running through the city, the Avon and Heathcote, that pass by beautiful forested gardens as well as the prominent urban centre, which is […]

Amravati’s ISKCON GIRLS’ FORUM holds third annual Vaishnavi padayatra
May 27, 2022

  By Jayabhadra devi dasi, IGF preacher Every year Amravati’s ISKCON Girls’ Forum team along with other matajis organize a Vaishnavi padayatra on International Women’s Day. This year, however, we didn’t get permission for the event and consequently, we were all morose and had given up hope for our padayatra. But our spiritual master, Lokanath […]

All India Padayatra visits Haridwar, where mother Ganga exits the Himalayas
May 20, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Padayatra reached Haridwar on May 5, 2022. Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in northern India’s Uttarakhand state where the river Ganges leaves the mountains to flow across the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Har ki Pauri, a ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar […]

All India padayatris have darshan of Adi Badri
May 18, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader The All-India Padayatra arrived at Yamunanagar in northeast Haryana on April 24, 2022. The city has an ISKCON centre where one of our padayatra brothers, Raghuvira Prana dasa who was with the AIP for some years, now serves. He was very pleased to have darshan of Sri Sri […]

Padayatris directed to the birthplace of Saint Dnyaneshwar
May 16, 2022

  By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader On April 27, 2022, the Maharashtra Padayatra reached the village of Apegaon, the birthplace of the most-renowned thirteenth-century yogi, Saint Dnyaneshwar, about 12km east of Paithan. It’s all the mercy of Guru and Gauranga that we reached Apegaon. We had not heard of it and were about to […]

Padayatra’s ox Arjuna went back to Godhead
May 15, 2022

    By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader We brought two oxen from Gujarat for our padayatra on the auspicious day of Gita Jayanti in 2021. Our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, mercifully named them Krishna and Arjuna. Happily, they both were serving. We never tied Arjuna to the chariot because the oxen require training and […]

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