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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 […]

ALL INDIA PADAYATRA REACHES KOLLAM, KERALA –SOUTH INDIA

By Acarya Dasa   Padayatris distribute large numbers of BTGS We reached the city of Kollam on April 24th. Kollam, formerly known as Desinganadu, is an old seaport city located on the coast of the Laccadive Sea in the state of Kerala, South India. Our party stayed there for two days preaching in the nearby […]

THE ALL INDIA PADAYATRA VISITS THE ADI KESAVAPERUMAL TEMPLE IN THIRUVATTAR, SOUTH INDIA
May 31, 2017

By Acarya Dasa   Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple On April 4th we arrived at Thiruvattar to visit the Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple. The temple is one of the 108 divya desams (divine places) and is a holy site for all Vaisnavas. It is located in a picturesque area surrounded by three rivers: Kothai, Pahrali and Thamirabarani. The […]

THE ALL INDIA PADAYATRA IN KANYAKUMARI, TAMIL NADU

By Acarya Dasa The Southernmost tip of India We reached Kanyakumari on March 29th, also known as Kanniyakumari and formerly referred to as Cape Comorin. It is located in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu and situated at the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of […]

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