Ashadhi Ekadashi 2019, PM Modi Explains Pandharpur’s ‘Special Link’ With the Holy Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the Hindus around the world on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, also known as Devshayani Ekadashi.
The annual “puja” of Lord Vitthal in Pandharpur town commences every year in late June, with lakhs of devotees marching on foot from different parts of the state, and from neighboring states like Goa, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In the one and a half minute clip, Prime Minister Modi explained the link between Solapur district’s Pandharpur town with Ashadhi Ekadashi, which is celebrated on July 12 this year.
Ashadhi Ekadashi 2019: The pilgrimage has been included into the UK’s World Book of Records for the Pandharpur temple earning the distinction of being one of the most visited place on a single day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today shared a video on the ongoing 21-day long Ashadhi Ekadashi Wari (pilgrimage) in Maharashtra’s Pandharpur.
The Pandharpur Wari, the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur in honour of Sant Tukaram and Sant Dnyaneshwar, is carried out in the Ashadha Shukla Ekadashi month as per the Marathi calendar. During the journey, the devotees, sporting holy basil beads, sing the glory of Lord Vithoba and other saints, and the march finally culminates at Pandharpur on the auspicious Ashadhi Ekadashi.
In the one minute 30 second video, PM Modi explained the connection between Pandharpur town in Solapur district with Ashadhi Ekadashi, which falls today July 12 this year.
The beautiful town of Pandharpur in Maharashtra has a special link with Ashadhi Ekadashi.
Know more in this video. pic.twitter.com/L0qqFvCdFs
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 12 July 2019