International Society for Krishna Consciousness - Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada remembered during World Holy Name Week in Juhu
October 9, 2019

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader This year is a special year: All-India Padayatra was at Srila Prabhupada’s office in Juhu Beach, Mumbai, for the World Holy Name Week which began on September 17. Just as every year, the padayatris celebrated the occasion with enthusiasm but being in Juhu meant that at every step we […]

Road to Mumbai includes darshan of Tukaram Maharaja temples
October 8, 2019

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader At Nigdi ISKCON’s Radha-Govindev temple president Gopinath dasa welcomed the padayatris and Radhanath Maharaja disciple Aloknitya dasa served us. In a class after we had darshan of Sri Sri Radha-Govindev, Gopinath described the glories of padayatra, saying it is very fortunate to walk in padayatra. I had told him that […]

Vraja-maṇḍala parikramā from Home
October 7, 2019

Hare Krishna Devotees. Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. As we all eagerly wait for the most ecstatic month of the year – The Damodar month Devotees from all over the world also come to Vraja to experience one of the most intimate, involving, absorbing and ecstatic  Vraja-maṇḍala parikramā. ISKCON has been […]

Vitthala went back home, back to Godhead
October 4, 2019

By Acarya Dasa, All India Padayatra leader On October 2nd we were making our way from Virar to Govardhana Eco village, Wada. The distance is about 18 kms. After walking about 10 kms we were searching for place to honour prasada. As it was a highway there was no locality or school where we could […]

Join Vraja Mandala Parikrama 2019 and experience the Bliss
September 20, 2019

This year Vraja Mandala Parikrama will be from October 13 To November 12, 2019. It is a wonderful experience being in Vraja Mandala Parikrama. During the Parikrama, devotees from across the world visit the 12 forests of Vraja dhama. It is a transcendental expedition, a month-long journey not just through different villages and towns of […]

All-India party celebrates Janmastami at Pune New Vedic Cultural Centre
September 15, 2019

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader As our padayatra party neared Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra, Radha-Vrindavanchandra temple president Radheshyam dasa called me asking to keep him informed when we would arrive so as to plan the various programmes for our visit. When we reached the Pune temple on August 22, two days […]

A VILLAGE BOY EMBRACES KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS
August 13, 2019

By Acarya dasa On July 30 the All-India and Maharashtra padayatras, walking in unison, reached Dahiwadi, a village of 2550 residents in the Sangli District of Maharashtra.  It is said in the Bhagavad-gita [7.19] bahunam janmanam ante jnanavan mam prapadyate vasudevah sarvam iti sa mahatma su-durlabhah After many births and deaths, he who is actually […]

PADAYATRIS PREACH IN ‘LAND OF THE SAINTS’ REGION
June 22, 2019

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Having preached throughout the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, on May 30 the All-India Padayatra entered Aurangabad, one of the largest cities in India, where the devotees of Trimurti Nagar held a grand welcome. The local devotees organized several programmes for us in various parts of the city and after […]

AIP CHANGE OF ROUTE DRAWS DEITIES TO PIOUS VILLAGERS
May 22, 2019

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader When leaving Amravati at the beginning of April, temple president Anantasesa dasa suggested that instead of taking the route of previous AIP tours towards Akola we could head for Chandur Bazar, and bring ISKCON and padayatra to people who might not have heard of them. Padayatra at Wadala About […]

I WILL LIVE AND DIE IN PADAYATRA
May 5, 2019

By Yashovardhana dasa, from All-India Padayatra I am a forty-year-old padayatri from Bodwad, a village in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. After getting initiated I joined ISKCON Pandharpur as a full-time devotee, and when I got deity backup seva in the temple I started serving Sri Sri Radha-Pandharinatha. My spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, told me […]

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