Pandharpur Waari June - July 2016

Pandharpur Yatra is the annual pilgrimage from Dehu and Alandi to the Vithoba Temple at Pandarpur in Maharashtra. In 2016, the Pandharpur Yatra from Dehu near Pune will start on June 27, 2016 and will end on July 15, 2016 at Pandarpur on Ashadi Ekadasi. Sant Janeshwar Palki from Alandi will begin on June 28, 2016. Vithoba Temple is also known as Vitthal-Rukhmini Temple and is dedicated to Sri Krishna. This most important annual pilgrimage is a 21-day trek known as Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Waari and culminates on the Ekadasi day in the Marathi month Ashada.

Pandharpur Waari is an unparalleled pilgrimage that breaks the barriers of caste, creed, rich and poor – thousands of people walk with unparalleled devotion to a personal deity, a great aspect of Bhakti sect. The amazing fact is that the Yatra is attracting more and more pilgrims each year. People young and old travel for kilometers barefooted chanting the holy names.