After a gap of two years, the footsteps of Warkaris have started falling towards Pandharpur (Pandharpur wari 2022). Wari is in full swing with the chanting of Vitthal and the feet of devotees are trembling on the rhythm of Taal Mridunga. Some are wearing balloons, some are playing games. All the devotees of Wari are now attracted to the darshan of Vithuraya. About four lakh devotees had arrived at Alandi for the Palkhi ceremony of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj. […]
After a two-year hiatus, Warakaris set foot in Pandhari (Pandharpur wari 2022)Have begun to fall. Wari is in full swing with the chanting of Vitthal and the feet of devotees are trembling on the rhythm of Taal Mridunga. Some are wearing balloons, some are playing games. All the devotees of Wari are now attracted to the darshan of Vithuraya. About four lakh devotees had arrived at Alandi for the Palkhi ceremony of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj. On the 21st, Dnyaneshwar Mauli’s palanquin left for Pandharpur. The bell rang, Kakad Aarti and Abhishek took place at four in the morning before the departure of the palanquin. After that kirtan was organized in Veena Mandapa from 9 to 11. Aarti of Mauli’s Samadhi was performed in the afternoon. Coconuts and prasads were distributed to the dignitaries and brought to Mauli’s Paduka Mandapa. After that, Mauli’s palanquin left in a big devotional atmosphere. According to tradition, the first stop of the ceremony was at Gandhiwada.
On his way out of Pune, everyone from children to the elderly was chanting ‘Znanoba Mauli Tukaram’ with equal enthusiasm. After a long wait, the city experienced the same energy and vibrancy again. Everyone was immersed in the devotion of Vithuraya on Mridunga with various abhangas sung by Warakaris.
Happiness and devotion were doubled as the palanquins of both the palanquins started merging on the Sangamwadi bridge. As the palanquin passed by, curious locals gathered on both sides of the road. Some organizations had set up free health check-up tents for the devotees and many had distributed biscuits and water bottles to boost the energy of the palanquin. After that he stayed in Pune on 22nd and 23rd. Today 24 tomorrow 25 June Saswad The palanquin will stay here. The villagers of Saswad are eagerly waiting for the palanquin. Preparations for municipal health services, water supply, electricity and sanitation have been completed during the ceremony. The Saswad Municipality has deployed 20 vehicles and 150 staff for garbage collection in and around Saswad during the Palkhi period. Cleaning of the palanquin, electric lights on the poles, lights near the palanquin tent are arranged with generator.
There are eight high mast facilities and eight CCTV cameras. Separate queues for men and women have been arranged for the devotees. A total of 32 seats toilets and 16 seats toilets for men and women have been constructed at Palkhitala. Also, as it is insufficient, 150 seats of temporary fiber toilets for men and women have been set up in the space adjacent to the palanquin. Temporary construction of hostel, required water connection has been taken.