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

More padayatras in New Zealand and Australia
July 2, 2014

Four small padayatras in New Zealand since February 2014 Since February 2014 we have done four  small padayatras in New Zealand: Padayatra Far North “Pioneer & Pilgrims Tour” Duration:  10 days Distance:  140km Participants: 10/12 national devotees, men, women, youth and children Padayatra Deep South “From Schist to Saffron dust” Duration:  8 days Distance:  100km […]

Dindi-yatra from Dehu to Pune to Pandharpur
June 17, 2014

Participate in the world’s greatest walking festival, The Dindi yatra from Dehu to Pandharpur in Maharashtra, India June 20 to July 7 2014 ISKCON Pune is organizing its 18th Hare Krishna Sankirtana Dindi from Dehu to Pandharpur. Dindi-yatra is one of the oldest and largest pilgrimages in India. Along the way pilgrims  sing devotional songs […]

Padayatra South Africa
June 14, 2014

Given the repressive laws in South Africa prior to 1994, the idea of padayatra was at best not possible. Post democracy meant that there was greater freedom to exercise religious and cultural activities. That’s why, on September 3, 1994, one hundred chanting and dancing devotees wheeled the country’s first padayatra cart along the main street […]

50 Padayatras
June 13, 2014

FROM GAURA PURNIMA  2014 TO THE END OF 2016, YEAR OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF ISKCON. Already  done,  on the road or planned : 1- Padayatra India:  on the road since Sept 1984, now led by Acarya Dasa 2- Orissa (India) : annual walk since 1992, team headed  by Advaita Acarya Dasa 3- Vraja Mandala […]

Annual Padayatra/Ratha-yatra in Lithuania since 1995
May 30, 2014

When Lithuanian Padayatra started in 1995, it was well received by the citizens who were essentially inspired by their new found freedom- the country had gained its independence from USSR in 1991. Itsnational flag symbolises the strength and courage of its population of 3.4 million, and two of itscolours- yellow and green-represent the country’strolling wheatfields and […]

Andhra Pradesh : February to April 2014
May 23, 2014

Russian devotees join the walk for a few weeks At the end of January we were joined by two Russian devotees albeit only for a few days, Kavicandra  Dasa, 45 years old,  and Jai Tirtha Dasa, 30 years old.  We had met them in Jagannath Puri at my Guru Maharaja’s Vyasa-puja. While they were on […]

Fifty padayatras for ISKCON’s fiftieth birthday
May 7, 2014

The Padayatra Worldwide Minister presents the Ministry’s goals during two seminars Besides the arrival of the Padayatra India Party and the usual distribution of about 600 Padayata Worldwide Newsletters during the Gaura Purnima festival, the presence of Padayatra Worldwide was very tangible in Mayapur this year. How ? Well, from February 16 to 23, we held […]

Padayatra India arrives in Mayapur for the 2014 Gaur Purnima festival
May 3, 2014

On February 27, 2014 a party of about twenty devotees from Padayatra India, led by Acarya Dasa, walked from Lord Jagannath’s temple in Rajapur to the Candrodaya Mandir in Mayapur. The six oxen and the Deity cart were beautifully decorated with colorful ribbons and flower garlands for this momentous event: this marked the return of […]

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 […]

Trial bullock cart padayatra in Tamil Nadu
April 3, 2014

In February 2013, during the ISKCON Leadership Sanga in Mayapur, I and a few devotees from Tamil Nadu met with Lokanatha Swami, Padayatra Ministry minister, Istadeva Dasa, ex-Padayatra India leader, and also Bhaktarupa Prabhu. With their blessings we started the work on establishing a padayatra exclusively for Tamil Nadu. Istadeva kindly sent an experienced padayatri, […]

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