Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 12 (ANI): Mumbaikers will not receive their lunchboxes on Friday and Saturday as the city's beloved Dabbawalas will be off duties to take part in the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur
on the occasion of 'Ashadhi Ekadashi'.
Last weekend, when authorities at the Vitthal Rukmini Temple Trust in Pandharpur
conducted interviews of candidates for the position of temple priests, caste of the candidate was set aside.
History tells us that the first Wari went to Pandharpur
from Alandi in 1291.
Every year, shrugging aside divisions of religion, caste, class and gender, thousands of people from all over Maharashtra undertake a 20 day-long journey on foot to Lord Vithoba's temple in Maharashtra's famed pilgrim town, Pandharpur
. These pilgrims, called 'warkaris', accompany a procession of palanquins (palkhi) of nearly 50 saints from Maharashtra--the Bhakti movement saints, Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram, being two of the most prominent.The procession starts from Dehu, near Pune, in the Hindu calendar month of Jyeshth (roughly, June) and lasts a total of 22 days.
Summary: Pune (Maharashtra) [India], June 27 (ANI): Pandharpur
Wari processions, the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur
in honour of Sant Tukaram and Sant Dnyaneshwar, reached Pune with 'palkhi' of the two renowned saints.
Around 10 to15 lakh people gather twice every year in Pandharpur
to seek blessings of Lord Vitthal.
After the Maratha community called for a protest seeking reservations in government jobs, Fadnavis had cancelled his visit to a temple in Pandharpur
town on Sunday.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 22 (ANI): After the Maratha community called for protest seeking reservation in government jobs, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has cancelled his visit to a temple in Pandharpur