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ISKCON Greater Noida witnesses little Vaisnavas’ Padayatra
February 10, 2020

By Svarupananda dasa and Jagbandhu dasa By the blessings of our founder-acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada, and his loyal disciple, Lokanath Swami Maharaja, the ISKCON Greater Noida devotees recently organized a one-day padayatra for their young Vaisnavas. On January 19, 2020, a cold Sunday morning, the padayatra by little Vaiṣṇavas and Vaiṣṇavis took place […]

Maharashtra padayatris gain spiritual strength at holy tirthas
January 13, 2020

By Damodarleela dasa and Arjuna Krishna dasa Recently the Maharashtra Padayatra was at Koregaon in the Sangli district, a village enriched with devotees. Cintamani devi dasi, the daughter of a brother of Lokanath Maharaja, stays here and as part of a Vaishnava family she naturally follows the same spiritual path. Her son, Caitanya dasa, who […]

Baroda devotees complete third annual walk to Dakor Ranchhodrai temple
January 3, 2020

By Sanatana Kripa dasa In line with the padayatras of the past two years, from December 12 to 15, 2019, Gujarat’s ISKCON Baroda devotees completed a four-day walk to the Ranchhodrai temple in Dakor. DAY ONE At 6am about seventy padayatris gathered at the Baroda temple. After arati to Sri Sri Nitai-Gauracandra we started walking to […]

Village market-place makes way for padayatra programme
December 27, 2019

By Damodarleela dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader On November 28 the Maharashtra Padayatra arrived at the village of Amnapur in the Sangli district. The sarpancha (political head) of the village was a cooperative man who gladly welcomed us. As we were setting up for sankirtan, I saw there were several barrows and a large crowd on […]

Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar enliven the populace of Chittoor district
December 25, 2019

By Radhavallabha dasa, AP Padayatra leader The Andhra Pradesh Padayatra is currently walking towards Ahobilam, covering about 18km a day. As we passed through the villages around the city of Chittoor, we were often invited to programmes at devotees’ homes. MLA comes for darshan On December 6, we reached the small town of Chandragiri where […]

December 17, 2019

Muralimohan dasa Most ISKCON temples go on harinam sankirtan during the week-end, on Saturday or Sunday, so that working devotees and their children can attend. We are inviting all temples to turn one of these harinams into a One Day Padayatra, at best once a month, or to organize such event. It is my own […]

Andhra Pradesh Padayatra inaugurated in Tirupati
December 8, 2019

By Radhavallabha dasa, Andhra Pradesh Padayatra leader On October 17, 2019, the city of Tirupati witnessed the grand opening of the Andhra Pradesh Padayatra. The ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Sri Sri Radha-Govind temple. The first arati was performed by Lokanath Maharaja, the inspiration behind our padayatra. By the Lord’s arrangement it […]

Maharashtra padayatris return to the highway
December 6, 2019

By Damodarliladasa and Arjuna Krishna dasa Having completed the one-month Vraja Mandal Parikrama, on November 16 Maharashtra’s padayatris returned to Aravade, the birthplace of our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja. The ratha, oxen and padayatra deities Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai stayed in Aravade’s Sri Sri Radha-Gopal temple during our sojourn in Vraja, the temple devotees taking great […]

Uttar Pradesh padayatris complete one round of Kanpur region
December 3, 2019

By Rasutsava dasa The Uttar Pradesh Padayatra started from the ISKCON Kanpur temple on the auspicious day of Radhastami, September 6, 2019. We initially walked in different areas of Kanpur and then covered the villages around the city. It has been a wonderful experience. During the first few days it was a challenge for us, […]

Lengre villagers extend a heartfelt welcome to Maharashtra Padayatra
November 29, 2019

By Arjuna Krishna dasa On October 1 the Maharashtra Padayatra arrived at Lengre village, about 60km north of Sangli. Just before reaching the village we came across a school at early morning prayer time. One of us went in to ask the principal for permission to address the students and as we approached the campus with […]

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