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Acarya dasa visits Maharashtra Padayatra
August 30, 2021

By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader Enroute to Pandharpur the Maharashtra Padayatra stopped at Ankoli village on July 21, 2021. We had received news that our dear senior godbrother, All-India Padayatra leader Acarya dasa, would visit padayatra at Ankoli and when he arrived that afternoon, we all offered obeisances to him. Acarya then went to […]

Udaipur devotee Ajay Gauranga dasa’s realizations
August 26, 2021

  On August 8 the All-India Padayatra reached Nathdwara in Rajasthan. I was eagerly waiting for the arrival of padayatra. It was my birthday and I was thinking this would be my best birthday for I would be blessed by darshan of Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar and my dear padayatris. Padayatra stayed for two days in […]

Padayatris take darshan of Sri Shrinathji at Nathdwara

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On August 8 the All-India Padayatra reached the town of Nathdwara in the Aravalli hills almost 50km north of Udaipur. Nathdwara is a significant Vaishnavite shrine of the Vallabh sampradaya and is widely known for its Shri Nath ji temple. The town is one of the nine Dwarakas and the […]

Radha-Gopal pull Nitai-Gaurasundar to Mirgesar
August 23, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On July 25 the All-India Padayatra reached Mirgesar village in the Pali district of Rajasthan. We had no plans of going to this village but our godbrother, Akinchana Bhakta dasa, invited us. It has been his long-cherished desire since he joined ISKCON that Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar, Srila Prabhupada and […]

Enthusiastic villagers pursue padayatris enroute to Rajasthan border
August 9, 2021

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Following our extended stay in Bharkawada we continued with our journey heading towards the village of Changa. On the way we passed through Vijaypur village, the residents of which had heard the news that padayatra was in the area. The village leaders welcomed the padayatris on the outskirts […]

Holy name flows at reprise of grand Hare Krishna festival
August 5, 2021

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader The padayatris stayed at Bharkawada village in Gujarat for forty-five days during the second coronavirus lockdown. Although at first the village leaders were keen for us to move on, eventually we were permitted to stay at the Panchmukhi mahadev Lord Shiva temple and by the mercy of Their […]

Lokanath Swami discusses the preaching in Bharkawada

brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja Translation “According to their karma, all living entities are wandering throughout the entire universe. Some of them are being elevated to the upper planetary systems, and some are going down into the lower planetary systems. Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate […]

History repeats itself as Lord Chaitanya continues to make devotees

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader During the recent second coronavirus lockdown the padayatris stayed at the temple of a five-headed Lord Shiva deity about 5km from the remote Gujarati village of Bharkawada. It is stated in the Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Chapter 7: Lord Śri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu went on His tour filled with ecstatic […]

Grand Hare Krishna festival at Bharkawada farewells All India Padayatra

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader The second coronavirus lockdown was announced while the padayatris were at Bharkawada village in Gujarat, where they were permitted to stay at the Panchmukhi mahadev temple. Our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, called us enquiring if we were safe and well. He said, “Do not worry. Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar will […]

Our humble ox Vijay goes back to Godhead
July 29, 2021

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On July 1 the All-India Padayatra reached Sanwara village in southern Rajasthan, the largest state in India. Sanwara is only about 25km north of Sirohi city, the district administrative headquarters, but the roads in the area are in such bad condition the oxen could not walk properly. At […]

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