Pandarpur Kartik Ekadasi Yatra to
Lord Vitthal Temple in Pandharpur takes place on the Ekadasi day during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Kartik Month (October – November) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. Pandarpur Kartik Ekadasi Yatra 2011 is on November 6. Pandharpur Yatra on Prabodini Ekadasi is undertaken by staunch Lord Vithal devotees and is the second most popular Yatra after the Ashadi Ekadasi Pandarpur Yatra (June – July).
Pandarpur Yatra in Kartik Month begins on the first day of Marathi Kartik month and ends on the Purnima or full moon day in Kartik Mahina. The most important day during the period is the Prabodini Ekadasi day.
Pandharpur Kartik Ekadasi Yatra and the famous Ashadi Ekadasi Waari Yatra are interconnected through the famous Chatur Maas – the cosmic sleep of Lord Vishnu.
It is believed that after Ashadi Ekadasi Waari Yatra Lord Vithal (Lord Vishnu) goes into his cosmic slumber and wakes up on Kartik Ekadasi day.
The Pandarpur Yatra is a pilgrimage to the
Vithoba Temple, also known as Vitthal Rukhmini Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna in Pandharpur in Maharashtra. There are four yatras in a year to the . The most famous is the one held in the Ashada month (June – July). Vithoba Temple
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