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Gujarati devotees honour Ramanavami with one-day padayatra
April 30, 2023

  By Muralimohan dasa Devotees in central Gujarat celebrated Sri Ramanavami Mahotsava on March 30 by holding a one-day padayatra at Kherali village, 4km south of Surendra Nagar. The local people enthusiastically joined the padayatra chanting and dancing as we made our way through the village. All India padayatri Dhanya Caitanya dasa was part of the […]

Padayatra’s glories should be spread far and wide
April 28, 2023

  Svetadvipa dasa, Mauritian padayatri I am very much indebted to padayatra. I was in the All India Padayatra for seven years so basically, I am a padayatri and have lived as a padayatri. That’s why I feel very strongly that the glories of padayatra should spread worldwide, that everyone should know about padayatra. Especially […]

Students bring Lezim dance to Alibag’s one-day padayatra
April 18, 2023

By Sadbhuja Gauranga dasa ISKCON Alibag’s Nama-hatta centre devotees recently held a one-day padayatra in Zirad village about 15km from Alibag. Everyone assembled at Zirad’s Siddhi Vinayak temple, where padayatra was inaugurated by Mr Bhagawan Mhatre and his family. The special part of this walk was that schoolchildren joined us along with the villagers, the […]

All India Padayatra celebrates Gaura-purnima at Ujjain’s ISKCON temple
April 10, 2023

  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
April 8, 2023

  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 […]

Utkal-Banga padayatris celebrate Gaura-purnima at Nuapada centre
April 2, 2023

  By Dhirnayak dasa, Utkala-Banga Padayatra leader At the beginning of March 2023, the Utkala-Banga padayatris celebrated their second Gaura-purnima festival, this time at the Nuapada Nama-hatta preaching centre in Odisha. Padayatra had halted there while we went on the Navadvipa-mandal Parikrama. The centre president, Jayapataka Maharaja disciple Jagamohan dasa, welcomed us and was very […]

Maharashtra’s newest ISKCON centre holds one-day padayatra

  By Rasikgaura dasa (ISKCON Shirasgaon centre leader) On January 29 the ISKCON Shirasgaon centre congregation devotees held a one-day padayatra. Located in central-western Maharashtra, the centre has been operating for only six months. Our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, is the pioneer of padayatras. Maharaja, who conducted padayatras during Srila Prabhupada’s centennial year, says that […]

Padayatris are reviving Krishna consciousness in schoolchildren

  By Kalanath Krishna dasa, Utkala-Banga padayatri On January 11, the Utkala-Banga Padayatra stayed at a Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, one India’s largest private networks of schools, in Utkela village in south-central Orissa. The padayatris were introduced to the schoolchildren and their teachers and organized a programme especially for them. In addition to a prescribed […]

Parbhani gurukul hosts padayatris’ Gaura-purnima celebration
March 26, 2023

  By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader The padayatris celebrated this year’s Gaura-purnima festival at Parbhani, one of the largest cities in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region. For twenty days we were at the gurukul of Radhanath Maharaja disciple Jai Sri Rama dasa, going for nagar sankirtan daily in different parts of the city. It was a […]

Memories of All India Padayatra
March 22, 2023
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