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Karthiki Ekadasi

Karthiki Ekadasi is observed during the waning phase of moon in Kartik Month as per traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra. Kartiki Ekadashi is associated with the famous Alandi Yatra – to the Samadhi place of Sant Dnyaneshwar at Alandi near Pune in Maharashtra. Kartiki Ekadasi 2015 date is November 22.

Karthiki Ekadasi is observed as Uttpati Ekadasi or Utappana Ekadashi in other regions.

Thousands of pilgrims arrive at Alandi on Karthiki Ekadasi and pay their respects to Sant Dnyaneshwar. The pilgrims carry a Murti of Saint Dnyaneshwar on a Palkhi (Palanquin). Devotees take bath in the Indrayani River to wash away the sins committed and to start afresh on the path of liberation or Moksha.