Conservation Efforts Prompt Closure of Padasparsha Darshan at Pandharpur’s Sri Vitthal Rukmini Temple from March 15

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In a bid to preserve and conserve the sacred Sri Vitthal Rukmini Temple in Pandharpur, the Archaeology Department has announced the closure of Padasparsha Darshan starting March 15. However, devotees can still partake in Muk Darshan every morning from 5 to 11 am, and a screen outside the temple will provide darshan of the deities. Conservation work, including the removal of newer constructions and restoration of the temple’s ancient look, is underway, with completion expected before Ashadhi. Despite the closure of Padasparsha Darshan, daily treatments of the deities will continue uninterrupted.

During the Chaitri Vari from April 15 to April 21, Muk Darshan will be available throughout the day. Protective measures, including bulletproof glass installation, aim to safeguard the idols during the conservation process, ensuring the preservation of the temple’s sanctity.

·         Padasparsha Darshan closed from 15th March

·         Mukha Darshan daily from 5 AM to 11 AM

·         During Chaitri Vari i.e. Mukha Darshan all day from 15th 

       April to 21st April

·         The routine seva at temple continues, Mahapuja is closed

·         Facilitation of God’s darshan on a screen outside the temple is provided 

Shreyas Vange

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