HH Romapada Swami in Mayapur Oct 2008
December 6, 2010

How does one take up pilgrimages? We sometimes go to holy places. They are not like Niagara Falls or Disney Land. They are places where saintly people reside, or where the Personality of Godhead made appearances, or where the Lord exhibited some pastimes with His great devotees. Thus, such places become sanctified. In the 1930s, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura took a tour of South India, following the path which Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu travelled. He established a little shrine with the imprint of Mahaprabhu’s lotus feet in those places, because wherever a saintly person places their feet, it is sacred.