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ALL INDIA PADAYATRA VISITS GURUVAYUR, KERALA
July 17, 2017

By Acarya Dasa   The Lord of Guruvayur We arrived in Guruvayur (also written as Guruvayoor or Gurupavanapuri) on June 24th. This municipal town located in the Thrissur district of Kerala is home to the ‘Guruvayur Sree Krishna’ temple. The temple has the fourth largest number of devotees, visiting per day, in all of India. […]

THE MIRACLE GARLAND –ALL INDIA PADAYATRA, KERALA

By Acarya Dasa Our pāda-yātrā party was passing through the village of Talugudi on June 14th  . Rupa Ragunath Maharaj was about to leave for Argentina after having spent some time with us.  He said to me that day, “We should dress Sri Sri Nitai Gaurasundar very nicely with beautiful garlands.” We usually make simple […]

ALL INDIA PADAYATRA CELEBRATES CHIDA-DAHI MAHOTSAVA IN CHEMMANUR, KERALA

By Acarya Dasa On June 7th we reached Chemmanur in Kerala. We celebrated the Chida-Dahi festival there at the Narayan Swami Kalyan Mandapa where the namahatta devotees made all the necessary arrangements for the festival. We had grand kīrtana and Vedavyas Priya Maharaj gave a class describing the pastimes of the ‘chida-dahi’ festival. Chida-Dahi festival […]

ALL INDIA PADAYATRA IN KALADY, KERALA | BIRTH PLACE OF SHANKARACHARYA
June 26, 2017

By Acarya Dasa   Our pāda-yātrā party reached Kalady (Kaladi) on June 5th. The town is located east of the Periyar river, in the Ernakulam district of Kerala and is not far from the ‘Cochin International Airport’. It is famous for being the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Shankaracharya When […]

ALL INDIA PADAYATRA CELEBRATED NARASIMHA CATURDASA IN TIRUVALLA, KERALA

By Acarya Dasa   Rupa Ragunatha Maharaj joins the team Our pāda-yātrā party reached the town of Tiruvalla on Narasiṁha Caturdaśa on May 9th. The town is located in the district of Pathanamthitta in Kerala, South India and covers an area of approximately 27 kilometers. We received wonderful news when we arrived there: Rupa Raghunath […]

THE ALL INDIA PĀDA-YĀTRĀ VISITS THE VITTOBHA TEMPLE IN MATTANCHERRY, KERALA

By Acarya Dasa   Lord Vitthala in Kerala On May 28th our pāda-yātrā  party travelled to Mattancherry, located in the city of Kochi, in Kerala. It is nine kilometers away from the town of Ernakulam and was previously known for trading spices and tea. While there we happened upon a temple of Lord Vittobha. The […]

ALL INDIA PADAYATRA TRAVELS TO COCHIN, KERALA REMEMBERING THE SACRIFICES OF SRILA PRABHUPADA
June 9, 2017

By Acarya Dasa   On May 27th our pādayātrā party reached Cochin, also known as Kochi located in the state of Kerala. This place is very important to all devotees because of its connection to Srila Prabhupada’s journey to the west. In 1965, at the age of sixty-nine, Srila Prabhupada boarded a cargo ship sailing […]

ALL INDIA PADAYATRA IN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA

By Acarya Dasa Anantha On April 14th we reached Thiruvananthapuram, formerly known as Trivandrum. It is the capital and largest city in the state of Kerala. The city’s name comes from the presiding deity of the ‘Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple’, who is also known as ‘Anantha’ (one who reclines on the serpent, Anantha). It is […]

INSPIRING SADHANA & BOOK DISTRIBUTION
June 2, 2017

What does it feel like to be a padayatri on the All India Padayatra? Sri Krishna Dev Dasa provides some insight in this special feature article.   By Sri Krishna Dev Dasa It’s been three years since I joined ‘The All India Padayatra’. I am twenty-five years old from the Satara district in Maharastra. My […]

THE TELANGANA, SOUTH INDIA PADAYATRA ON THE ROAD AGAIN
June 1, 2017

By Vishnu Swamy Dasa The state of Telangana is located in south India. It is the twelfth largest state in India with an area of 112,077 square kilometres (43,273 square miles) and a population of 35,193,978. Its major cities include Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Nalgonda. The first Telangana padayatra started on December 6th […]

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