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Uttar Pradesh padayatris reach Kalpi, birthplace of Srila Vyasadev
September 20, 2022

  By Ritudvipa Gaurachandra dasa, Uttar Pradesh Padayatra leader On the occasion of Annada ekadashi padayatra arrived at Kalpi, a historical city on the banks of the river Yamuna in Jalaun district. It’s a location of importance as it is the birthplace of Srila Vyasadev, the writer of the Mahabharata and Puranas. After some rest we went for darshan of […]

Uttar Pradesh padayatris celebrate Janmashtami at Pukhrayan
September 16, 2022

8By Ritudvipa Gaurachandra dasa, Uttar Pradesh Padayatra leader The Uttar Pradesh Padayatra reached Pukhrayan, a town 65km southwest of Kanpur in the Kanpur Dehat district, almost two weeks before Janmashtami. The padayatris were invited to stay at the home of devotee Shri Anil Gupta, a padayatra well-wisher. I had been looking for a suitable place to celebrate Janmashtami […]

Padayatris celebrate Janmashtami at Sheragada village
September 15, 2022

By Dhirnayak dasa, Utkal-Banga Padayatra leader The Utkal-Banga Padayatra reached Sheragada village, a former market town in the Ganjam district of Odisha, a few days before Janmashtami, parking our chariot in front of the Jagannath temple. The padayatris fasted on Janmashtami and during the day were busy with preparations of fifty-six bhoga and decorating the chariot with fruits […]

Padayatris celebrate Janmashtami at ISKCON Latur
September 12, 2022

By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader The Maharashtra Padayatra reached Latur on August 11, 2022, where a grand welcome was waiting for us. The Latur devotees offered garlands to Srila Prabhupada and all the padayatris. The next day was Balaram Jayanti. We celebrated the birth of Balaram with the Latur devotees and then only seven […]

Lokanath Maharaja graces Uttar Pradesh Padayatra
June 6, 2022

  By Ritudvipa Gaurachandra dasa, Uttar Pradesh Padayatra leader April 20, 2022, was a great day in the history of the Uttar Pradesh Padayatra for we were blessed by the darshan of our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja. Since padayatra’s inception, the padayatris have been waiting for Maharaja’s visit, for he is the inspiration behind all […]

Alibag yatra pursues vision of one-day walks to nearby villages
June 3, 2022

  By Sadbhuja Gauranga dasa, Congregation devotee Following our successful one-day padayatra in March the devotees in Maharashtra’s Arabian Sea town of Alibag vowed to cover the surrounding villages with similar events. Nowadays people are forgetting the culture of sankirtan and padayatra, so one of our major supporters, gram panchayat member Mr Anil Gurav, was […]

Fun and games with Krishna in NZ’s Garden City
June 1, 2022

By Yashoda Dulal dasa For a number of years ISKCON Christchurch in Te Waipounamu (New Zealand’s South Island) has held a combined padayatra with a boat festival. There are two small rivers running through the city, the Avon and Heathcote, that pass by beautiful forested gardens as well as the prominent urban centre, which is […]

Amravati’s ISKCON GIRLS’ FORUM holds third annual Vaishnavi padayatra
May 27, 2022

  By Jayabhadra devi dasi, IGF preacher Every year Amravati’s ISKCON Girls’ Forum team along with other matajis organize a Vaishnavi padayatra on International Women’s Day. This year, however, we didn’t get permission for the event and consequently, we were all morose and had given up hope for our padayatra. But our spiritual master, Lokanath […]

Padayatris directed to the birthplace of Saint Dnyaneshwar
May 16, 2022

  By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader On April 27, 2022, the Maharashtra Padayatra reached the village of Apegaon, the birthplace of the most-renowned thirteenth-century yogi, Saint Dnyaneshwar, about 12km east of Paithan. It’s all the mercy of Guru and Gauranga that we reached Apegaon. We had not heard of it and were about to […]

Padayatra’s ox Arjuna went back to Godhead
May 15, 2022

    By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader We brought two oxen from Gujarat for our padayatra on the auspicious day of Gita Jayanti in 2021. Our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, mercifully named them Krishna and Arjuna. Happily, they both were serving. We never tied Arjuna to the chariot because the oxen require training and […]

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