Even though Vaikunthaloka’s travels do not strictly fit the definition of a padayatra -he sometimes walked but mainly hitchhiked around the island- we decided to share his adventures with the Padayatra website readers since he has spent time on Padayatra India and took advantage of his Cyprus trip to meet priests and spiritually minded people . We can also see Krishna’s hand in his adventures, and that’s always the best part.
Padayatra South Africa began eight years ago when Lokanatha Maharaja instructed ISKCON Durban temple president Svarup Damodar to launch the programme in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the country’s largest provinces. The idea was to get the project under way and then have it gradually taken up throughout the country, and indeed after observing our efforts in Durban the devotees in Johannesburg were soon motivated to follow suit.
PADAYATRA IN WEST AFRICA!
Peace Procession (La Procession pour la Paix)
Location: Lomé, capital of Togo
Dates: Saturday, December 22nd and Sunday, December 23rd
Distance: 125 km
A motorcycle will be used as a chariot, followed by the participants and a few vehicles, as it’s not easy to get trained oxen.
Around 100 devotees will come from different countries in West Africa (Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria )
Towns to visit:
Lomé, Adidogome, Zanguera, Akepe, Noepe, Dagbe, Keve, Badja, Azanhoun, Tove, Tovegan, Amoussoukope, Agou, Kpalime.
– Indian consulate in Togo for the padayatra opening.
-Mayor of the district of Lomé for an opening speech.
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Dhirasanta Das Goswami: Imagine a millionaire’s son traveling in a car on a hill.
Suddenly his car skids and falls hundreds of feet down. Somehow he jumps out of the car before it explodes. Fortunately, he falls on a sand dune in the valley. He survives but gets amnesia due to a blow on the head.
Rathyatra festival 2018 in Auckland NewZealand (Album of photos)
Giving out the mercy! Wednesday night.
Srila Prabhupada’s Legacy (video)
Seminar by HG Visakha Mataji at ISKCON SYDNEY Radha Gopinatha, 11 Dec 2018.
Becomes devotee and distributes books with the book distributor who made him devotee.
Sutapa Das: Get and Give!