The annual Pandharpur Yatra (Waari) to the famous
Vithoba Temple at Pandharpur in Maharashtra from Dehu and Alandi attracts thousands of people and pilgrims known as warkaris. In 2013, Pandarpur Yatra date on Ashadi Ekadasi on July 19, 2012. In 2013, the date of commencement of Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi from Dehu is June 29. Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi from Alandi begins on June 30, 2013. Pilgrims follow the Shri Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi from Dehu and Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi from Alandi, which is a 21-day travel by foot to Pandarpur.
The Pandarpur Yatra is a pilgrimage to the
Vithoba Temple, also known as , which is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Wari Yatra has been taking place for more than 700 years. Vitthal Rukhmini Temple
The main Pandarpur Yatra starts from the
at Dehu in Pune District. The warkaris or pilgrims follow the Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi procession. This main procession is joined by Sant Dnyaneshwar palkhi from Alandi near Pune. Numerous other palkhis from other towns and villages join the yatra on the way. Sant Tukaram Temple
The pilgrimage ends on the Ekadasi day during the waxing phase of moon in the Ashada Month as per traditional Marathi calendar.
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