Dham Yatra

  • Sant Dyaneshwar Palkhi, Pandharpur, Maharashtra
  • Hinduism
  • Hindi

    Audio: Hindi

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Synopsis

Age Ratings : All Ages Pandharpur Wari or Wari pronounced vaaree, is an annual pilgrimage (yatra) to the town of Pandharpur, which is the seat of Hindu God Vithoba in the Indian state of Maharashtra, in honour of the deity. Palakhis (palanquin processions) carrying the paduka (foot prints) of the deity and various saints, most notably Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram from the Warkari sect, are taken from their respective shrines to Pandharpur. Warkari is a Marathi term which means one who performs the Wari or one who venerates the Vithoba. The tradition is more than 700 to 800 years old.