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'.
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.
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 town.