Sri Dnyaneshwar Palkhi Prasthan from Alandi to Pandharpur - Alandi Sant Jnaneshwar Palkhi Prasthan Today



The annual Pandarpur Yatra carrying Jnaneshwar Palkhi from Alandi, near Pune, to Pandharpur Vithoba Temple is attended by millions of devotees. In 2017, the date of Sri Dnyaneshwar Palki Prasthan from Alandi is on June 17. Ashadi Ekadasi is on July 4, 2017. Considered to be one of the world’s largest pilgrimages, the waarkaris (Pilgrims) from Alandi follow the palanquin carrying the silver images of the Padukas (Sandals) of Saint Dnyaneshwar. The pilgrimage known as Waari in Marathi ends on the Ashadi Ekadasi.

Sant Dnyaneshwar, also known as Jnanadev or Jnaneshwar revolutionized Marathi bhakti literature and at the age of fifteen wrote Jnaneswari – a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita which has been a household text in Maharashtrian homes for centuries.

Lord Vithoba is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra and in some parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The most important shrine of Lord Vithoba is located in Pandarpur near Solapur in Southern Maharashtra.

Another important Palki that is followed by thousands devotees is that of Sant Tukaram from Dehu near Pune.

Both the Palkhis of Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj meet on  June 18, 2017 at Wakedewadi near Pune and jointly heads towards Pune city.

Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi will take the Wakdewadi to Engineering College Chowk, Sancheti Chowk, Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk, Tukaram Paduka Chowk, Khandujibaba Chowk, Tilak Chowk, Vijay theatre Chowk, Dulya Maruti Chowk and Nana Peth route. (June 18, 2017)

Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharak palkhi will halt at Palkhi Vithoba Temple in Bhavani Peth. (June 18 2017). It will stay in the city on June 19, 2017.

It will head towards Hadapsar on June 20, 2016 and leave the city.

From Pune it goes to Saswad - Lonand - Phaltan - Malshiras - Warkhari and Pandharpur

It must be noted that today nearly 40 Palkis of various saints and Gurus reach Pandarpur to participate in Ashadi Ekadasi rituals.

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