utkal-banga padayatra (2)

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By Dhirnayak dasa, Utkal-Banga Padayatra leader


The Utkal-Banga Padayatra reached Sheragada village, a former market town in the Ganjam district of Odisha, a few days before Janmashtami, parking our chariot in front of the Jagannath temple.
The padayatris fasted on Janmashtami and during the day were busy with preparations of fifty-six bhoga and decorating the chariot with fruits and flowers. The previous day we had sankirtan in Sheragada and invited the residents for the two-day celebration o

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By Dhirnayak dasa, Utkal-Banga Padayatra leader

The Utkal-Banga Padayatra has celebrated its first Gaura-purnima festival, the first appearance day of our beloved Sri Gaurasundar. We were at Dhajhola village about 15km from Odagaon, its nearest service town. The villagers were very accommodating and padayatra stayed there for twenty-five days because some of our party went for Navadvipa-mandala Parikrama while the rest of us remained to serve Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar and our oxen. The village

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