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Villagers join UP padayatris in World Holy Name Week celebrations
October 17, 2019

By Rasutsava dasa The Uttar Pradesh Padayatra, which started on the auspicious occasion of Radhastami, is currently walking in the districts around the city of Kanpur. To celebrate our padayatra’s first World Holy Name Week we went to different parts of Kanpur every day. As we entered a new area performing sankirtan, people would gather […]

Students instructed on the significance of World Holy Name Week
October 14, 2019

By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader ISKCON established the World Holy Name Day to commemorate the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the West, later extending the annual celebration to last for a week. On this occasion padayatris perform more vigorously the spreading of the holy name. Normally we do sankirtan in the morning as […]

Padayatris celebrate Janmastami at Radha-Gopal temple in Aravade
September 27, 2019

By Damodharlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader The Maharashtra Padayatra arrived at Aravade a few days before Janmastami. We departed Pandharpur on July 16, 2019, preaching and walking through Solapur, Sangli and Satara before reaching Aravade, a worshipful dhama for us as it is the birthplace of our beloved spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja. The devotees there […]

A rose-bush in Maharashtra blossoms by Their Lordships’ mercy
September 25, 2019

By Damodarleela dasa and Arjuna Krishna dasa Last year when I was with the All-India Padayatra we visited Kanganroli village, where in a garden near a temple I noticed a huge rose plant growing. I approached the home-owner to ask her for roses for worshipping Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar, but the plant didn’t have many. However, […]

Padayatris convey Krishna philosophy to the villagers of Sangli District
September 18, 2019

By Damodharleela dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader Schoolchildren dance in ecstasy While walking towards the city of Sangli we sought a place for honouring breakfast prasadam at the village of Hatpur. There was a school nearby and after prasadam I thought to ask the principal for permission to address the students. The principal readily agreed and […]

Uttar Pradesh Padayatra inaugurated at Kanpur temple on Radhastami
September 17, 2019

By Rasutsava dasa On September 6, the auspicious occasion of Radhastami, the Uttar Pradesh Padayatra began under the inspiration of Lokanath Maharaja and the guidance of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan zonal secretary Devakinandan dasa. ISKCON Kanpur temple president Premhari dasa glorified the padayatra and offered his best wishes to the padayatris. Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar, brought from […]

July 27, 2019

By Damodarleela dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader On July 16 the Maharashtra Padayatra was inaugurated at Pandharpur dhama in the presence of senior Vaisnavas Akhildhara dasa, Prahlad dasa, Mohanrupa dasa, and Dasaratha dasa. Our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, is the sole inspiration behind the venture. Since Srila Prabhupada instructed him to start padayatra it has always […]

July 7, 2019

By Ramdarbar dasa, preacher at Kasegaon The ISKCON Pandharpur devotees recently held a one-day padayatra from Kasegaon village to Pandharpur dhama. INSPIRATION Once when our spiritual master Lokanath Maharaja was at the Jagannatha temple in Pandharpur dhama he expressed his desire that we should have a one-day padayatra. Since then I have always contemplated bringing […]

June 14, 2019

By Jayabhadra devi dasi (IGF preacher ISKCON Amravati) Taking the mood of our spiritual master, Lokanath Swami Maharaja, our ISKCON Girls’ Forum team recently organized padayatras for young Vaishnavas at Amravati and Dhamangaon. Our next target was Akola, a large city in the Vidarbha region almost 100km southwest of Amravati, and I contacted ISKCON Akola’s […]

June 2, 2019

By Jayabhadra devi dasi – IGF preacher ISKCON Amravati Following the ISKCON Girls’ Forum Vaishnavi padayatra at Amravati, I had been looking for the opportunity to hold such walks in our nearby centres. When the chance came to have a children’s padayatra at Dhamangaon it seemed natural to follow that with a Vaishnavi padayatra later that […]

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