Nr. 21 (1998)

The Pada-Yatra of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Nr. 21 (1998)

von His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami (Calcutta)

The word pada-yatra literally means to walk on foot. In early India people used to travel by chariot, horseback, elephant, bullock-cart, or palanquin. But saintly persons, having renounced such worldly comforts, would travel by foot. Their main concern was to teach the glories of God to the conditioned living entities and thereby deliver them from their miserable materialistic lives. Walking was the best means of contacting the common people and accomplishing that goal.

When Lord Chaitanya took sannyas –

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