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Padayatris stop at Mahendragiri, abode of Lord Parashuram
August 21, 2022

  By Dhirnayak dasa, Utkal-Banga Padayatra leader The Utkal-Banga Padayatra recently spent time in the picturesque Mahendragiri region of Odisha. Mahendragiri is a mountain in the Rayagada block of the Gajapati district. The hill is situated amongst the Eastern Ghats at an elevation of 1500m and spreads across the neighbouring Ganjam district. The area is […]

Padayatris visit Bhagavata Peeth Sukadev asrama at Shukratal
August 13, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader The All India Padayatra reached Shukratal village, about halfway between Haridwar and Delhi, on July 2, 2022. Shukratal is the auspicious place where Srila Sukadev Goswami recited the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) to Maharaja Pariksit 5000 years ago. The ancient, 50m-tall Akshay Vriksha (banyan tree) on the temple […]

All India Padayatra restarts preaching journey after char dhama yatra
August 7, 2022

By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader The All India padayatris started their char dhama yatra from Haridwar on May 10, 2022, heading for Badrinath dhama via Joshimath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and lastly arriving at Gangotri on June 18. From Gangotri, we negotiated the steep downhill walk back to Haridwar and on June 20 returned to […]

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 […]

Experiences of padayatris at Badrinath dhama
July 31, 2022

  By Acarya dasa (All India Padayatra leader) The All India padayatris started the char dhama yatra from Haridwar on May 10, 2022. We had darshan of Hari ki paudi at Haridwar and Sapta rishi ghat and, of course, a holy dip in mother Ganges. The next day we moved ahead from Rishikesh and after […]

All India Padayatra reaches Badrikashram
July 30, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader Having been joined at Rishikesh on May 11, 2022, by padayatris from the Maharashtra, Utkala-Banga and Uttar Pradesh padayatras along with several congregation devotees, the All India Padayatra began its char dhama yatra and after a journey of twenty days reached Badrikashram dhama on May 30, the […]

The message of Lokanath Maharaja to all the devotees on the occasion of Padayatris reaching Badrikashram
July 25, 2022

Forty Padayatris reached Badrinath on May 29th, 2022. Badrikashram is eternal and pollution free. Earlier days Shri Madhavacharya and Shankaracharya came here walking. In ancient times only Padayatra was possible. Hari Hari! Lots of austerities are involved in Padayatra. This is tapobhumi – Bharat is known as tapobhumi (that is the land of austerity). This […]

All India Padayatra arrives at Vridha Badri
June 12, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader On May 26 the All India Padayatra’s char dhama yatra journey brought the party to Vridha Badri. The Vridha Badri temple (altitude 1380m) in Animath village, Uttarakhand, dates back to when India was ruled by the Gupta Dynasty. The name Vridha Badri is derived from the form […]

All India Padayatra heads for char dhama yatra
June 8, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On May 11, 2022, the All-India padayatris began our char dhama yatra, a pilgrimage in Uttarakhand high in the Himalayas that includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. We will go via Rishikesh and after a one-day stay there will move ahead. We have utsava deities of Sri Sri […]

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 […]

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