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Pandarpur Yatra Route – The Road Taken During Pandharpur Waari

Pandarpur Yatra Route or the annual road taken for the 21-day pilgrimage known as Pandharpur Waari is unique, preplanned and followed for centuries. The annual Pandharpur Yatra to the famous VithobaTemple at Pandarpur in Maharashtra from mainly from Dehu and Alandi near Pune attracts thousands of warkaris.  The yatra takes place in the month of (June – July).
Pandarpur Yatra Route
The Palki of Sant Tukaram Maharaj starts first from Dehu (around 34 km from Pune).
The next day the Palki of Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj starts from Alandi.

Both palkis reach Pune and halts for a day.
Route followed by  Palki of Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj

After a brief halt Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj palki proceed to Pandharpur via Saswad – crossing the NiraRiver.
The pilgrimage reaches Lonand and thousands of devotees join the Waari here.
Then the Palki goes to Taradgaon, Barad, Phaltan, Natepute, Malsiras, Velapur, Shegaon and reaches Vakhari – the most important halt.

Route followed by Palki of Sant Tukaram Mahara…

Pandharpur Waari June - July 2017

Pandharpur Yatra is the annual pilgrimage from Dehu and Alandi to the VithobaTemple at Pandarpur in Maharashtra. In 2017, the Pandharpur Yatra from Dehu near Pune will start on June 16, 2017 and will end on July 4, 2017 at Pandarpur on Ashadi Ekadasi. Sant Janeshwar Palki from Alandi will begin on June 17, 2017. VithobaTemple is also known as Vitthal-RukhminiTemple 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.

Find more about - Pandharpur Waari in this article.

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About Ramayan Mandali in Mauritius

Ramayan Mandalis is the age-0ld tradition of group Ramayan Chanting which was very popular in many Indian cities. In India, it has become obsolete. But in Mauritius Ramayan Mandali is very popular thanks to the efforts made by Hindus there to save the tradition. Times of India writes  The mandali, comprising mainly youngsters in the age group of 6 to 30 years, has popularised Ramayan recital not only in the different cities of Mauritius but even in other countries.   Group leader, Cullychurn Shreedanand shared, "Although the Hindus at Mauritius have maintained their traditions till date, but there was a time when we realised that our culture was in danger. The group was then formed named as 'Esperance Trebuchet Hindu Cultural Association' on the name of our village in Mauritius. The group is now 12 years old and around 500 Mauritian of North Indian origin are its members at present," informed Shreedanand.  He further informed, "It is important for each member of…

Sage Narada – Wise Sayings

The praises of Narayana even if they are couched in wrong words, even if they are sung all out of tune, will assure of the Grace of the Lord.

Like a pieces of Arni, which, when churned, will give forth smoke first and later fire which will consume the wood itself, even so, the mind of man, when churned by constant devotion of the Lord, will make all the evil in him come out on to the surface. The true satvic nature of man will then blaze forth and, like fire, will consume the bondage of karma and grant him salvation for ever and ever.
Action which is performed in the world with a desire for returns involves man further in the coils of Maya. These same actions, however, when performed without any desire, with a dedicated frame of mind, will only hasten to break the bonds of Maya. Knowledge of Brahman wedded to the path of devotion will help man to perform actions dedicated to the Lord. Soon, very soon, the conditioned Atman will find freedom from the coils and become one with the infi…