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Pandharpur Kartik Ekadasi Yatra in November 2018 date

Pandharpur 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. Pandharpur Kartik Ekadasi Yatra 2018 is on November 19. Pandharpur Yatra on Prabodhini Ekadasi is undertaken by staunch Lord Vitthal devotees and is the second most popular Yatra after the Ashadi Ekadasi Pandharpur Yatra (June – July).


Pandharpur 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 Prabodhini Ekadasi day.

Pandharpur Kartik Ekadasi Yatra and the famous Ashadi Ekadasi Wari Yatra are interconnected through the famous Chatur Maas – the cosmic sleep of Lord Vishnu. 

It is believed that after Ashadi Ekadasi Wari Yatra Lord Vitthal (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 Rukmini Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna in Pandharpur in Maharashtra.

There are four yatras in a year to the Vithoba Temple. The most famous is the one held in the Ashada month (June – July).

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