#keep traveling… keep exploring…
A last valediction to the Pandharpur wari sohala2017.
2 Routes 1 Destination the journey of 21 days, completed with 1 objective by every age group to a pilgrimage place “PANDHARPUR”
This tradition of walking from two different destinations namely Dehu and Alandi has implemented in the 14th century nearly from 700-800 years ago.
Pilgrimage is filled up with people of various religion and socio-economic background with a common perspective of reaching Pandharpur.
Before there was a paratha of embracing the footprints (paduka) of Saint Tukaram, on to the neck of a die-hard devotee, later BaBa ‘Haiwat Aarphalkar’ changed this paratha into a form of spirited procession known Palkhi, Teaching us the lessons of life in the form of singing glories of ‘VITHOBA’
This Journey ends with a holy bath in a sacred River known ‘Chandrabhaga’ on the delighted day of ASHADI EKADASHI I.e,
Today 4 July 2017.
On the way traveling and exploring we were eagerly waiting for the occasion of Pandharpur Palkhi Sohala 2017, as it entered the Pune city we were waiting on the overbridge Shivajinagar with our assembled cameras and notepad, we started capturing pictures and interacting with those people who were a part of a procession.
Knowing more about “PANDHARI chi WARI” from those people was actually knowing more about “LIFE”
Hats off to the people who were a part of this procession and a grand salute to them.