Ashadhi Ekadasi 2014 – Devsayani Ashadi Ekadashi


Ashadhi Ekadasi, or Ashada Devasayani Ekadashi, is observed during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Ashada Month (June – July). In 2014, the date of Ashadhi Ekadasi is July 9. Pandarpur Yatra culminates on Ashadi Ekadasi and is of great importance in Maharashtra. The day is of a great significance at the Lord Vithal Temple in Pandarpur.

The Palaki of Tukaram Maharaj from Dehu, Palki of Sant Jnaneshwar from Alandi and numerous other Palaki (Palanquin) carrying the silver Padukas of various saints arrives at Lord Vithal Temple in Pandarpur on Ashadi Ekadasi after a 21-day journey. Lord Vithal is an incarnation of Lord Krishna and is a popular deity in Marathi culture.

The day is also of great importance in several other places. Thousands of devotees also take a holy dip in Godavari River on the day and pay obeisance to Lord Rama at Kala Ram temple. This Ekadasi is popularly known as Devshayani Ekadasi.

You can find more details about Ashadi Ekadasi Yatra in this article.