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All India Padayatra celebrates Janmashtami at ISKCON Noida
September 11, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader The padayatris have come to Noida temple after ten years. When we were in Badrinath, our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, asked us what padayatra’s route would be from now onwards. I said we would go to Noida for the Janmashtami celebration. Maharaja was very happy and said, […]

Padayatra’s historic seventh char dham yatra ends at Gangotri
September 10, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader The All India padayatris started their char dhama yatra from Haridwar on May 10, 2022 We had darshan of Har ki Pauri at Haridwar and Sapta rishi ghat and, of course, had a holy dip in mother Ganges. We then moved towards Rishikesh and after a journey […]

Krishna’s pastimes recalled on the banks of Yamuna maiya
September 9, 2022

  By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader Moving on from Kedarnath the next destination on the padayatris’ char dham yatra was Yamunotri dham which we reached on June 13, 2022. Yamunotri, also Jamnotri, is the source of the river Yamuna and the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas. At an elevation of 3293m it is surrounded […]

Loving exchange seen at darshan of Lord Kedarnath
September 6, 2022

By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader Following a three-day stay at Badrikashram dham our padayatra party continued on our char dham yatra, arriving at Kedarnath dham on June 8, 2022. The road was very dangerous, the actual road so broken a temporary one had been made that was difficult to negotiate on a tractor […]

Padayatris complete char dhama yatra at Gangotri
September 1, 2022

By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader The padayatris departed Badrikashram dhama at the beginning of June, walking towards Kedarnath dhama, Yamunotri dhama and the last destination of our char dhama yatra, Gangotri dhama, which we reached on June 18. Gangotri, a small nagar panchayat (municipality) at 3100m, is a Hindu pilgrimage town on the […]

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 […]

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