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Utkal-Banga Padayatra experience
May 21, 2023

By Sundarnath dasa, Brahmacari at ISKCON Amravati My village Khairar is located in Odisha’s Nuapada district on the border of Chhattisgarh. People there had no idea about ISKCON. Then one day the fortune of our village shone. A mataji heard a lecture by Lal Govind dasa, a Gopal Krishna Maharaja disciple, on YouTube. Having got […]

Much to learn on Utkal-Banga Padayatra
May 18, 2023

  By Sundarnath dasa, Brahmacari at ISKCON Amravati I joined ISKCON in 2015. I am from Khaira village in the Nuapada district of Odisha. I completed Electrical Engineering and was working near ISKCON Bhubaneswar in 2013. I had heard of ISKCON but had no details. Once I went to the ISKCON temple and felt relaxed, then I started […]

ISKCON supporter hosts AIP’s Ramanavami at his Kalyana mandap
May 14, 2023

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader Just before Ramanavami the All India Padayatra was close to a town named Ashta, about 75km southwest of the city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. We had thought to celebrate Ramanavami at Ashta, but as we were unable to contact anyone for the preparations we went there […]

Oxen’s yoke breaks during a river crossing in Nepal

  By Dayal Gopal dasa, Nepal Padayatra leader The Nepal padayatris recently had to deal with a potentially serious accident while attempting to cross a river in rural Nepal. The yoke, or wooden part placed on the oxen’s shoulders to join them to the chariot, broke because the wood was not resilient under pressure. The […]

Ramanavami celebrated at Risod’s Draupadi-kunda ashram
May 11, 2023

  By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader The Maharashtra Padayatra reached Risod in central Maharashtra one day before Ramanavami. The city has historical importance. It got its name from the word Rushivat, meaning rishis would stay in this place under banyan trees, and it’s said the Pandavas stayed here during their exile. There is Draupadi-kunda in […]

Good News: One More Full-time Padayatra is Going to be Inaugurated Soon
May 10, 2023

By Meghashyam Dasa (Padayatra communicator) By the mercy of Sri Guru and Gauranga, one more full-time padayatra is going to start soon. We have 7 full-time padayatras walking and spreading the holy name to the places wherever they go. They distribute Books throughout the year. The 7 padayatras are as follows: All India padayatra (The […]

All India Padayatra celebrates Gaura-purnima at Ujjain’s ISKCON temple

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader We padayatris reached Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh in mid-February shortly before the annual Maha Shivratri festival. ISKCON’s Radha-Madanmohan temple devotees welcomed us with sankirtan and warm hearts. They also made all arrangements for our stay and prasadam. After we had rested, we went for nagar sankirtan with […]

My experiences in Utkal-Banga Padayatra

  By Jagannath Puri dasa, Brahmacari I am from Mahipur village, about 30km south of Balangir city in western Odisha. I joined ISKCON Bhubaneswar in 2006 and got initiated in 2012 by Lokanath Maharaja. I had been spiritually inclined since childhood when I would read the Odiya language Srimad-Bhagavatam, but when I went to Bhubaneswar, I […]

Nepal Padayatra days
May 9, 2023

  By Dayal Gopal dasa, Nepal Padayatra leader Recently I went to the Mayapur Parikrama and met padayatris from different padayatras. Got an opportunity to perform service together. One day there was an ista gosti as well and it was a very good experience. All the devotees performing seva together, doing parikrama together, listening to […]

Raebareli residents warm to padayatris at Gaura-purnima

By Ritudvipa Gaurachandra dasa, Uttar Pradesh Padayatra leader We padayatris celebrated the Gaura-purnima festival 2023 at a park in Raebareli, an agricultural trade centre on the banks of the Sai River about 80km southeast of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Raebareli is an attractive city surrounded by extensive forests, mango groves and rice paddy fields. We […]

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