Dehu – Alandi – Pandharpur Payi Wari Timetable 2018

Palkhi Sohala [Procession] 2018

Palki procession is one of the biggest events in Maharashtra, over years; thousands of devotees walk around 250 kilometers from Dehu-Alandi to Pandharpur.

It is the in-heritant part of cultural Maharashtra and one should at least once in lifetime experience the pleasure of happiness by participating in it.

This custom of Palkhi is in operation over 1000 years in Maharashtra, where devotees walk for 21 days to reach the destination Pandharpur to Worship Lord Vitthoba, Vithal (Avatar of Vishnu), these devotees are known as warkaris (people who follow the wari, a basic ritual).

5 July 2018: Sant Tukaram Palkhi begins from Dehu village

 

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Devotees away from House, walk in their way with spontaneously singing, dancing, and chanting a mantra Dnyanba-Tukaram. The group of these Warkari is called as Dindi. From start to end, these people are the part of the group, moving in disciplined way, staying together, taking food together, its well organized group of Warkaris with common task of reaching to the holy town of Pandharpur.

The Palkhi procession follows typical in the Hindu months of Ashadh (June-July)

6 July 2018: Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi begins from Alandi village

 

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Image Curtsy “Facebook Dindi”

The history of Palkhi is something like this:

In the year 1685 Saint Tukaram’s youngest son, Sri Narayan Baba brought some changes in the Wari tradition by introducing the Palkhi, the sign of social respect.

In a very short period of time, the tradition became so popular that more than 150 thousand devotees walk along with the Sant Tukaram Palkhi from Dehu village, and a total of 225 thousand devotees march towards Pandharpur along with the “Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi”

Earlier both the padukas of Sant Dnyaneshwar and Sant Tukaram were carried in only “One” Palkhi but after 1830 year they were using to carry these “Padukas” in two different Palkhis to Pandharpur because of some differences.

Alandi Pandharpur Palkhi Wari Timetable 2018

Palkhi Wari begins 21 days prior to Ashadhi Ekadashi.

5 July 2018: Sant Tukaram Palkhi begins from Dehu village

6 July 2018: Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi begins from Alandi village

8 July 2018: Palki will be in Pune on coming Sunday 8 July for halt in Nana Peth Pune.

22 July 2018: After journey of 17 days, both Palkhis will reach Pandharpur, a day before Ashadhi Ekadashi