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Nepal Padayatra restarts after Vraja-mandala Parikrama
January 22, 2023

  By Dayal Gopal dasa, Nepal Padayatra leader The Nepal Padayatra restarted in the Jhapa district in southeast Nepal on November 17, 2022, following a gap of two months while the padayatris went on Vraja-mandala Parikrama. Our first stop was at Kerkha village near the Kamala River. A family in the village welcomed us and […]

A padayatri’s experiences walking Nepal’s roads
January 17, 2023

  By Dayal Gopal dasa, Nepal Padayatra leader Padayatra is continuing in Nepal and we are walking on the Mahendra Highway running the length of the country from east to west, the only major highway in Nepal. At the eastern tip of Nepal, we came to the Mechi River, a trans-boundary waterway flowing through Nepal […]

Padayatra Hungary – the path of friendships
November 10, 2022

  By Vrajaloka Devi Dasi From August 1-15, 2022, the Hungary yatra held its annual padayatra around the country’s Lake Balaton, the largest lake in central Europe. For this year’s event we retained last year’s successful slogan, “Take a Leap – On the Road to Change,” which focused on promoting the simple living and high […]

Their Lordships’ chariot in rail crossing incident
September 19, 2022

  By Ritudvipa Gaurachandra dasa, Uttar Pradesh Padayatra leader On August 26, 2022, the padayatris faced a small accident, but everything was fine by the mercy of Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar.  We had been staying at a villager’s home in Usar Gaon in Jalaun district. His family members helped us a lot. We had a nice […]

Experiencing padayatra in Nepal
August 2, 2022

  By Dayal Gopal dasa, Nepal Padayatra leader Nepal is a 75% hilly country, so our chariot can’t go everywhere and we often need to walk from one village to another. We carry only our luggage and books and do book distribution and sankirtan. In Nepal, due to poverty and casteism many residents are converting […]

Nityananda Trayodasi celebrated at village pandal event
April 3, 2022

  Dhirnayak dasa, Bengal-Orissa Padayatra leader The Utkala-Banga padayatris celebrated Nityananda Trayodasi on February 14 at Khalisahi village, about 80km from Bhubaneswar. There we met Radhanath Maharaja disciple Gaura Gadhadhar dasa who has made his house a preaching centre where he serves Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai. He welcomed us and made all arrangements for our stay […]

Padayatra resumes in Nepal’s hill country
April 2, 2022

By Dayal Gopal dasa, Nepal sankirtan preacher After a break of a few months to regroup and make minor personnel changes, by the mercy of Sri Guru and Gauranga and by the pure desire of pure devotees, on December 14, 2021, the auspicious day of Gita Jayanti, Nepal Padayatra continued to spread the message of […]

Discovering Krishna’s will during Czech Padayatra 2021
September 22, 2021

  By Nrsimha Caitanya dasa, Czech Padayatra leader While the world was still gripped by the Covid-19 madness the twenty-ninth Czech Padayātrā took place in the second half of July, and according to its participants was one of the best padayātrās in which they’d been involved. For a second successive year we were able to […]

Padayatris encounter heat and humidity in Rajasthan
August 23, 2021

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader When Srila Prabhupada visited Surat in Gujarat he said that “Surat is a city of devotees.” In Gujarat we padayatris all witnessed how people would always greet us saying “Jai Sri Krishna.” As they heard our sankirtan, whole families would come on to the roads and immediately join […]

All India Padayatra restarts as second lockdown ends
August 13, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Having spent forty-five days at Bharkawada in Gujarat through India’s second coronavirus lockdown the All-India Padayatra continued its journey on June 9. We were getting ready for mangal arati that morning when we saw that up to eighty people were waiting for us eager to attend their last mangal […]

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