International Society for Krishna Consciousness - Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Intense prayers needed for four-legged padayatri Kaliya
March 8, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Kaliya, our four-legged padayatri, has a swelling at the base of his right horn. We took him to a veterinary clinic where it was diagnosed as cancer. Kaliya urgently requires an operation to remove the horn or the cancer will spread to his brain. When we were in Jasdan […]

Ganshyam dasa arranges sumptuous pandal event in Jasdan
March 5, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Taking a detour from our route padayatra reached Jasdan, a municipality town in the Rajkot district, the home of Mahavishnu Maharaja disciple Ganshyam dasa. When Ganshyam and his wife had darshan of Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar in Belgaon, Maharashtra, he prayed to Their Lordships for blessings so that he could become a good […]

Sardhar dham students join sankirtan on temple campus
March 4, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader In mid-February padayatra reached Sardhar village in Gujarat, about 30km south-east of Rajkot. Sardhar has a huge Swami Narayan temple known as Sardhar dham, the management of which graciously provided us with very nice accommodation as well as groceries to cook bhoga for our Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar. Many students […]

Three-day sankirtan at Rajkot buoyed by local passion
February 18, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Padayatra reached the large and colorful Gujarati city of Rajkot on February 5, 2021. Rajkot ISKCON temple president Sriman Vaishnavseva dasa, a disciple of Mahavishnu Swami Maharaja, loves padayatra. He has followed the AIP since it entered Gujarat and arranged the grand welcome for us at Dwarka on completion […]

Visit to the Muchukunda Cave recalls Lord Krishna’s relief of Dwarka
January 27, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On December 8, 2020, the All-India padayatris reached the Gujarati city of Junagadh, located at the foot of the Girnar hills. We were welcomed by Radhagovind Maharaja disciple Giridhari dasa, who had been a part of our padayatra for three years. Giridhari invited us to his house where we […]

All India Padayatra invites Gita students and villagers to Govardhan-puja festivities
January 25, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On November 15, 2020, Govardhan-puja day, padayatra was in Lodhva in Gujarat’s Junagadh district, the village of Bhakti Vikas Maharaja disciple Prabhu Krupa dasa. When he got the news that padayatra was coming to his village, Prabhu Krupa was delighted for he had a strong desire that the padayatris […]

Spectacular celebration farewells padayatris as history repeats itself
January 10, 2021

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader January 6, 2021, marked the start of the All-India Padayatra’s seventh chapter of its grand march around India, including the char dham yatra. Leaving in 1984 from Dwarka padayatra has continued nonstop for thirty-six years, covering all of India and completing its sixth round in Dwarka on New […]

All India Padayatra lauded in Dwarka at completion of historic sixth pan-India tour
January 9, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader New Year’s Day 2021 marked the grand entry of the All-India Padayatra into Dwarka, thus completing its sixth circumambulation, or char dham yatra, of India, a rare accomplishment. Many devotees perform char dham yatra but mostly by bus or train, not on foot. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and […]

Two new special padayatris are welcomed to the team
January 6, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Continuing on our way towards Dwarka we reached Somnath on Gujarat’s Arabian Sea coast where we had darshan of Lord Shiva at the Somnath temple, believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Our next destination was Junagadh. We were planning to take the main […]

Padayatris will always miss their well-wisher, Yasomatinandan Prabhu
December 7, 2020

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On October 24, 2020, we padayatris got the sad news that ISKCON Ahmedabad president His Grace Yasomatinandan Prabhu had left this planet. He had been hospitalized with Covid-19 and passed away due to cardiac arrest. It was a shock for all of us, as we were in Gujarat and […]

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