International Society for Krishna Consciousness - Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
AIP walks with the recently inaugurated Gujarat Padayatra
January 4, 2020

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Srila Prabhupada once declared that he would personally travel by car taking dozens of men to preach in the villages of Gujarat. “In the afternoon Kartikeya drove us five miles to a local village for a programme. In the car Prabhupada talked enthusiastically about village-to-village preaching. He is eager […]

Padayatra captures hearts and showers mercy
December 28, 2019

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On November 27 the All-India Padayatra was in Navsari, the ninth biggest municipality of Gujarat state, where we presented several programmes. That evening I received a call from a devotee asking after padayatra’s location. While we do post updates on social media, we regularly get telephone enquiries from devotees so […]

Padayatris celebrate Kartik on Vraja Mandala Parikrama
December 19, 2019

By Jayabhadra devi dasi This year’s Vraja Mandala Parikrama was special due to there being a confluence [sagam] of padayatris from three different padayatras:the All-India Padayatra, the Maharashtra Padayatra, and the Uttar Pradesh Padayatra. Also present were the devotees from the soon-to-be-inaugurated (on October 17) Andhra Pradesh Padayatra. Normally in our Vraja Mandala Parikrama tent […]

Padayatris take their holy walk into southern Gujarat
December 5, 2019

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader After one month on the Vraja Mandal Parikrama,the AIP padayatris returned to ISKCON’s Nilachal Dham farm at Talasari in Maharashtra on November 16. The ratha, our oxen and the large Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar deities stayed at Talasari while we all got charged up spiritually in Vraja. Normally when we […]

Mood of entering Vrindavan resounds through Govardhan Eco Village
December 1, 2019

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On October 4 the All-India Padayatra reached the Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) at Wada, Maharashtra, a seventy-acre sustainable farming community and retreat in the foothills of the Sanhyadhri Mountains, 108km north of Mumbai. The GEV is a fusion between ancient Vedic wisdom and modern science. Srila Prabhupada frequently encouraged […]

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 […]

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