Odisha-Bengal Yatra 2015


Yatra Blog

Blog about Odisha-Bengal Yatra with Krishna Kshetra Maharaja and about 40 devotees, mostly his disciples, who traveled from Bhubaneswar (Odisha) to Mayapur (Bengal), 15-30 January 2015. Read here.

Krishna Kshetra Swami: Yatra Smarana – Retracing Lord Caitanya’s Steps

gaura āmāra, ye-saba sthāne, koralo bhramaṇa raṅge
se-saba sthāna, heribo āmi, pranayi-bhakata-saṅge

“All those places where my Lord Gaura-sundara traveled for pastimes I will visit in the company of loving devotees.” – Śaraṇāgati (Svīkara—Acceptance of Activities Favorable to Pure Devotion, song 3, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura)

Each day of our two-week-long yatra I liked to remember this verse. Why do we take all this trouble to travel to such remote places, where, with few exceptions, one would never see people other than locals visiting, what to speak of the likes of ourselves, coming from as far away as Argentina, California, Hong Kong, and Poland? Read more …