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Padayatra Newsletter 2017
February 22, 2017

Padayatra Newsletter

TEA OR ME? PADAYATRA ASSAM
February 20, 2017

By Yasodadulal Dasa   – Report on the North East frontier – offering respects and begging for mercy – breaking coconuts on the doorstep of Kamakya Maa, the lady of forested hilltop and the istadevi of Assam   I have no doubt that it is the mother who moves the whole universe. As Hanuman came […]

MAHARASHTRA: ISKCON YOUTH FORUM ORGANIZED PADAYATRA FROM KARAD TO PANDHARPUR

By Amala Purana Dasa The ‘ISKCON Karad Youth Centre’ in Maharashtra organized a 10-day padayatra last year. We were inspired by Acarya Dasa, the leader of the ‘All India Padayatra’ and by Lokanatha Swami Maharaja who wrote to us and encouraged us to do this padayatra. Our party of six young devotees, Shambhunath Dasa, Simheshwar […]

THE ALL INDIA PADAYATRA TRAVELS TO TENKASI, TAMIL NADU AND MEETS BHAKTIVIKAS SWAMI
February 10, 2017

By Acarya Dasa On January 30th we arrived in the town of Tenkasi located in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The town is the second largest town in the district and is situated at the foothills of the Western Ghats near Coutallam. Tenkasi (‘kasi’ is translated as ‘south’, referring to the Kasiviswanathar temple), is […]

PADAYATRA ANDHRA PRADESH/TELANGANA ON THE ROAD AGAIN
January 29, 2017

By Visnuswami Dasa We interrupted our padayatra for about one year, except for a 10-day walk in May 2016 near Yadagirigutta Ashram, located 70 km from Hyderabad. I’m so happy to announce that on January 14th 2017, we started padayatra again from that place with the same team. We first walked with our oxcart to […]

SEVEN DAY BULLOCK CART PADAYATRA FROM MAYAPUR TO KATWA
January 17, 2017

By Chandrabhaga Dasi On December 20th, 2016, an international group of around 35 devotees from 6 different countries (12 women and the rest of men), left Sri Mayapur Dham from Srila Prabhupada’s Bhajan Kutir for a seven day, 80 km padayatra to Katwa. Katwa is an important tirtha (holy spot) since is the place where […]

56 KM PADAYATRA IN TOGO, WEST AFRICA: from tear gas to tears of love
January 13, 2017

By Bhakti Carudesna Swami   A party of 50 devotees assembled at the ISKCON  Lomé temple On December 17th 2016, ISKCON devotees of Lomé, a small town in a small country (Togo has about 6 million people), held a small but ecstatic padayatra for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada. Several devotees from three other West […]

ALL INDIA PADAYATRA COMPLETES THEIR ‘CHAR DHAM’ YATRA – RAMESHWARAM
January 1, 2017

By Acarya Dasa  Completion of Char Dhama yatra Our padayatra party reached Rameshwaram on December 16th. Rameshwaram is a town in the Ramanathapuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The town is actually situated on Pamban island which is separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is 50 kilometers away from Mannar […]

AHMEDABAD’S 5TH ONE-DAY PADAYATRA
December 30, 2016

In honour of ISKCONS 50th anniversary, the devotees of Ahmedabad pledged to do one five-day padayatra and five one-day padayatras this year. The first five-day padayatra was held in January with Lokanath Swami attending.  During the course of the year, they also completed the 4 one-day padayatras they had pledged. On December 18th, they successfully […]

OPERATION MANGO ON THE LAP OF KALIYA NAG – FIJI
December 27, 2016

By Yasodadulal Dasa Adventures of the sapta rishis Padayatra is like churning the Mandara Mountain, one never knows what will come out.  When seven older New Zealand male devotees (sapta rishis[1]) anticipated a walking pilgrimage in Fiji, our adventuresome spirit rose.  We thought, ‘Why not mix a bit of healthy outdoor recreation with Nitai Gauranga’s […]

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