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

Padayatra Russia: understanding and practicing the essence of devotional service – service to the vaisnavas
January 23, 2015

This year, by the mercy of Srila Gurudeva, I was able to participate on padayatra for the first time. I cannot compare this experience with anything else, and I’m not sure it is possible to do so, as each moment on padayatra is unique, transcendental and filled with happiness. Challenging times with heavy rains, inundations, […]

One month Padayatra in South Russia
January 20, 2015

Last summer we walked for a couple of months in the South Russian district, starting from Essentuki, and proceeded towards Suhumi. We did harinama in all the cities and villages we went through with our Deities called Doyal Nitai Vijay Gauranga. Our padayatra party varied from 22 to 35 devotees, 5 to 20 locals. and other devotees from Belarus […]

One month Vraja Mandala Padayatra with Parasurama dasa
January 19, 2015

A dynamic international party The 28th Vraja Mandala Padayatra/Parikrama started on October 8th, 2014 at the same place and time as the annual ISKCON Vraja Mandala Parikrama led by Lokanath Swami and his team. As usual this Vraja padayatra was led by Parasurama , an Irish devotee living in the UK, assisted by an international […]

ORISSA: Jagannath Puri and Danda Bhanga
January 14, 2015

From November 8 to 15 Padayatra India was based at the ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Ashram in Puri . It is a very beautiful place located on the beach, just four kilometers from the samadhi of Haridas Thakur. During this time we received the visit of four sannyasis : Lokanatha Swami, Radha Raman Swami, Bhakti Rasamrita Swami […]

SLOVENIA: Ecocaravan 2014
January 12, 2015

A two part padayatra in two different regions This year’s summer Padayatra set off at the village of Kuteževo near Ilirska Bistrica and concluded in the town of Velenje, 170 km away, in the north- east part of the country. The distinguishing feature of the 2014 Ecocaravan was its division into two parts in different […]

The walking monk completes Canwalk 4
January 7, 2015

In 2013, Bhaktimarga Swami, “The Walking Monk ”, began his 4th trek across the planet’s 2nd largest country – Canada. He temporarily left the marathon road to see to other duties, and in September 2013 he concluded one leg of his pilgrimage in Taber, Alberta. The westbound “Canwalk 4” reconvened May 24th, 2014 from Taber and […]

ODISHA: Continuing the tradition started by Srila Gour Govinda Swami in 1992
January 4, 2015

In the Caitanya Bhagavata (Antya-khaṇḍa 4.126), Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said: “In every town and village of the world, the chanting of My name will be heard.” Mahaprabhu’s dear devotee, Srila Prabhupada, along with his disciples and grand-disciples, are taking this instruction to heart and fulfilling its purpose. In 1992, Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja started […]

South Africa 2014: Two padayatras in Kwazulu Natal
January 3, 2015

In 2014 two padayatras were held in KwaZulu Natal – one in July near the Durban temple and the other in October further north. Both of them started in rather affluent areas and were designed to finish in the poorer section of the town/district. Burlington Heights : giving mercy to the poor in a high crime […]

MAURITIUS: Celebration of World Holy Name Week 2014 with padayatra
January 2, 2015

As in previous years Padayatra Mauritius organised a padayatra to mark World Holy Name Week 2014. The walk was scheduled from the 3rd to the 5th of September. The first day started off from the Henrietta bus station located in the center of the island. However, due to heavy rain, only about fifteen determined devotees […]

ISKCON Pune’s 18th Dindi walk from Dehu to Pandharpur
December 30, 2014

Walking along one million other pilgrims The “vari” or “dindi” from Dehu to Pandharpur via Pune is hailed as the greatest walking festival celebrated by the devotees of Lord Krishna who appeared as Lord Vitthala in the holy dhama of Pandharpur in Maharashtra. The literal meaning of vari is “the undertaking of this annual pilgrimage […]

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