International Society for Krishna Consciousness - Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Villagers extend a warm welcome alongside Marathi devotion
February 3, 2021

By Damodarleela dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader Padayatra reached Bastavade village in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district on January 21. When we went for advance party to the village the previous day the leaders happily received us and quickly arranged our accommodation. As the news spread that some saints would be arriving with a rath carrying the Lord […]

Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar lead and give strength to padayatris
January 28, 2021

By Damodarleela dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader Srila Prabhupada expressed his desire, “We can introduce many millions of such carts all over the world,” and keeping that in mind our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, ordered us padayatris to start the Maharashtra Padayatra. Although serving in the All-India Padayatra for ten years I was, nonetheless, not feeling […]

Visit to the Muchukunda Cave recalls Lord Krishna’s relief of Dwarka
January 27, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On December 8, 2020, the All-India padayatris reached the Gujarati city of Junagadh, located at the foot of the Girnar hills. We were welcomed by Radhagovind Maharaja disciple Giridhari dasa, who had been a part of our padayatra for three years. Giridhari invited us to his house where we […]

All India Padayatra invites Gita students and villagers to Govardhan-puja festivities
January 25, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader On November 15, 2020, Govardhan-puja day, padayatra was in Lodhva in Gujarat’s Junagadh district, the village of Bhakti Vikas Maharaja disciple Prabhu Krupa dasa. When he got the news that padayatra was coming to his village, Prabhu Krupa was delighted for he had a strong desire that the padayatris […]

Raichur devotees walk to the Kallur Mahalaxmi of Karnataka temple
January 21, 2021

By Jaytirtha dasa, On January 3, 2021, the ISKCON devotees in Raichur, Karnataka, held their third one-day padayatra, the first padayatra in Raichur for three years. I was feeling morose after India’s Covid-19 lockdown and with the new year dawning had started to think about what we could do to please our spiritual master, Lokanath […]

Spectacular celebration farewells padayatris as history repeats itself
January 10, 2021

  By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader January 6, 2021, marked the start of the All-India Padayatra’s seventh chapter of its grand march around India, including the char dham yatra. Leaving in 1984 from Dwarka padayatra has continued nonstop for thirty-six years, covering all of India and completing its sixth round in Dwarka on New […]

All India Padayatra lauded in Dwarka at completion of historic sixth pan-India tour
January 9, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader New Year’s Day 2021 marked the grand entry of the All-India Padayatra into Dwarka, thus completing its sixth circumambulation, or char dham yatra, of India, a rare accomplishment. Many devotees perform char dham yatra but mostly by bus or train, not on foot. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and […]

Two new special padayatris are welcomed to the team
January 6, 2021

By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader Continuing on our way towards Dwarka we reached Somnath on Gujarat’s Arabian Sea coast where we had darshan of Lord Shiva at the Somnath temple, believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Our next destination was Junagadh. We were planning to take the main […]

The Lord sends a great soul to support padayatra
December 21, 2020

By Ritudvipa dasa, UP Padayatra leader Walking through the city of Kanpur and the surrounding villages during the first few days of the Uttar Pradesh Padayatra in September 2019 was a big challenge for us, as people in that area are not aware of padayatra culture. We had virtually no donations and had to rely […]

Uttar Pradesh padayatris heartened to recommence their preaching journey
December 18, 2020

By Ritudvipa dasa, UP Padayatra leader The coronavirus lockdown kept the Uttar Pradesh Padayatra confined to the village of Bhilwal 30km from Lucknow for five months, about forty per cent of the time since padayatra’s inauguration in September 2019. However, by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada and our spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, the padayatris were […]

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