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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 […]

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 […]

December 18, 2019

by Bhaktimarga Swami The image was so vivid – autumn leaves spiraling down from the heights of hardwoods.  Our eyes were widened to the stark reds, oranges, and yellows.  It was captivating.  A magical descent.  Prettier than snow.  Beauty reigned for sure.  We saw it also in the lichen, fungi, and mushrooms.  David sees it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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